Social Factors Affecting the Mental Health of Older People


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Why might older adults avoid pursuing treatment when they are struggling emotionally?

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1. Which of the following is a situational factor affecting the mental health of an older adult?

2. Which of the following is a life event that narrows a person's support network?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand different situations that can affect the mental health of older adults. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of situational factors and life events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Why older adults may avoid pursuing treatment for mental health
  • Situational factor affecting older adults' mental health
  • Life events that can decrease a person's support network
  • Particular issue that would be kept secret by an older adult
  • Benefits of pursuing mental health treatment

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the mental health of older adults
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding why older adults may avoid treatment
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits of seeking mental health care

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to mental health of older people, read through the brief lesson called Social Factors Affecting the Mental Health of Older People. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify different situational factors that could impact an older adult's mental health
  • Learn about the stigma associated with mental health care and how this could get in the way of wellness
  • Recall how older adults can cope and and get benefits from treatment