The Intersectionality of Elder Abuse and Behavioral Health
Featuring: Kim Burton, Senior Advisor, Mental Health Association’s Older Adult Program
The intersectionality of elder abuse and behavioral health is critical to understand. Loneliness, grief and trauma are paired with fear and shame in the experience of many older adults who are victims of all types of abuse regardless of a diagnosis of mental illness. Understanding historical distress can be key to achieving trusting relationships, lasting change and recovery for older adults.