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According to the American Association of Suicidology, the age groups with the highest rates of suicide are ages 45 to 54 (19.8 per 100,000 population); ages 55 to 64 (17.1 per 100,000 population); and people older than age 85 (16.9 per 100,000 population). In this web seminar we will address the possible reasons for this escalation in suicide rates in mid-life and older adults. We will identify protective factors that can help support the person, as well as risk factors that can contribute to suicidal ideation. Dr. Patrick Arbore, Founder & Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention at the Institute on Aging in San Francisco, will discuss Clinical Psychologist Thomas Joiner’s “Interpersonal Theory of Suicide” to increase our understanding of risk. PLEASE NOTE: CEUs for this event are no longer available.