One in four older adults experiences a mental health condition, including depression and anxiety disorders, and dementia, yet the vast majority are not getting the care they need
source: National Council on Aging
We’re here to help.
We’re making it easier for older adults and their families to get access to mental health care.
The Center for Mental Health & Aging is your “go-to” place online for the mental health care of older adults and caregivers. We’re making it easier for older adults and their families to get the mental health care they need by connecting them with mental health professionals who specialize with older adults & families.
Here’s How We Do It
- Practical Tools – We don’t guess when it comes to the mental health of older adults. We use up to date research in creating practical guides, tools, and online courses for helping older adults and families navigate mental health needs.
- Access to Professionals – We understand that you may need mental health and brain health specialists to assess changes in your loved one. We make access to professionals simple by offering a directory of mental health professionals with expertise in dementia evaluation and mental health care of older adults.
- Training for Professionals – We provide top-rated, up-to-date, evidence-based mental health training to mental health, senior care, and healthcare professionals. This helps to ensure that there are enough professionals with specialized training available to meet the mental health needs of older adults now and in the future.
Join the movement to elevate mental health care for older adults.
Meet the Founder
If you’re here looking for mental health resources for yourself or your older loved one, you’re not alone.
Just like you, my life has been deeply influenced by mental health concerns, both in my family and in myself.
I’ve spent close to 20 years providing mental health care to older adults and their families in some of the most prominent healthcare systems in the US and have come to realize first hand that older adults are often left out of the conversation about mental health care.
I began to wonder…
What will happen to my 71 year old mom who has struggled with mental health concerns throughout her life? If she has a severe depressive episode in older adulthood, will there be people in her community to provide her with effective mental health care? How will she find them?
What will happen to me should I experience depression in my older adulthood? Afterall, I experienced depression in adolescence and postpartum after my children. Will I be able to find mental health professionals should I need them in my third act?
With 67% of older adults with mental health conditions NOT getting the mental health care they need, the odds do not look good for my mom, for me, or for millions of others.
I decided to do something about this by creating the Center for Mental Health & Aging: the go-to place online for the mental health care of older adults. I want every older adult who needs mental health care to get the specialized care and attention they need to live their best life. And, I want family members to have support and peace of mind along the way.
Join me in my mission to reduce suffering in this world by making the world a better place for older adults and their families.
All my love,
A couple of facts about Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP
- Stanford trained, Clinical Geropsychologist with close to 20 years providing mental health care to older adults and families
- National leader of geriatric mental health care
- Recognition for outstanding professional service by Robert A. McDonald, Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- Winner of the Emory School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Richard W. Morrell Community Commitment Award
- Featured in Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Insider, and Psychology Today
“What does it do to a society when we believe that older adults are beyond healing? Beyond repair? That’s not a society I want to live in, so I decided to do something about it.” – Dr. Regina Koepp
The Center for Mental Health & Aging was made possible with funding provided by
Legacy Community Housing Corporation.