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Late Life Suicide & Its Prevention

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Late Life Suicide and Its Prevention.

December 13th, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

There is no cost to attend this training.

About this training:

This presentation will inform participants about the age-related factors and
considerations to understand the scope of suicide among older Vermonters,
what is needed to improve identification of older adults with suicide ideation,
and what approach and services can help this population cope with the
challenges of aging and be able to live in dignity until a natural death.


  • Understand the prevalence of suicide among older adults
  • Understand the age-related factors associated with suicide and suicide ideation in older adults
  • Be informed about what is needed to reduce suicides in this population and what is needed to help older adults

About the trainer:

Charles Gurney, (he/him)

Charles Gurney, LICSW and retired LADC, is employed in the Vermont
Department of Health and Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent
Living, in the Division of Substance Use Programs and in the Division of Adult
Services, State Unit on Aging. For the last eight years Mr. Gurney has been an
active member of the Vermont Suicide Prevent Coalition representing the needs
of older adults. He has over fifty years’ experience in the fields of mental health
and substance use services. He graduated from Bowdoin College and the
University of Washington, earning a BA and MSW.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is for Health Care and Social Services providers.


December 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
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