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Will you help make Awareness Week a success?

IPA Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Week

October 1st- 10th is IPA's 2023 Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Week!

In order to stay updated on all the resources and information we share during this week, we want to give you a chance to follow us on all our social media channels.

You can use this link to explore all our socials.

Twitter / X- @IPA_Online

Facebook- International Psychogeriatric Association - IPA

Instagram- @onlineIPA

LinkedIn- International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA)

What is Awareness Week?

Today, there are roughly 1 billion people aged 60 or older, a number now projected to exceed 2 billion by 2050. Of these, approximately 20% will have mental health conditions such as dementia, depression, anxiety, and substance use, often complicated by physical and psychosocial comorbidities culminating in disability. IPA is focused on raising awareness around the impact of ageism on health outcomes and supporting the protection of the human rights of older persons with mental health conditions.

IPA will use its platform to highlight both older persons' mental health issues as well as promoting healthy aging initiatives around the globe through Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Week from 1 October through 10 October 2023.

Are you interested in getting involved?

We invite all members of the IPA community to get involved in Awareness Week! If you are interested in being a guest contributor by sharing resources, writing an article or op-ed piece, or speaking in a short video, please complete this form linked here.

Here are some easy ways to help make our work an even bigger success.

  • Follow us on social media and liking/commenting on our Awareness Week content
  • Sharing our Awareness Week content via social media/text/email with your friends and family- help them understand why this work is important to you!
  • Add some of our Awareness Week content to your workplace education and resource list on ageism and other related topics- or make one if you do not have one yet!

Thanks and hope to see you over on our social media pages!


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