Senior Mental Health Awareness

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Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older
This site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides assistance and tools for individuals who are at risk for developing this treatable medical condition.

Guide to Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly and their Caretakers
From the American Medical Resource Institute

Elderly Depression and Care for the Elderly
A Place for Mom's overview and resources for help for this "major public health problem."

Substance Abuse and Misuse Among Older Adults
From the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, this page explains why the dangers are different for older people and offers where to get help.

Addiction Prevention Guide for Seniors
From New Beginnings Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

Depression Treatment: Therapy, Medication and Lifestyle Changes
A general guide about depression for all age groups.

Seniors' Art Therapy
A blog about art therapy for people living with dementia and Alzheimer's.

Brain Health
From the Alzheimer's Association, this site gives tips on staying physically, mentally, and socially active and eating well in order to keep your brain healthy and strong.

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging