Because age brings unique mental health challenges, it's important that seniors and their families are well-informed about mental illness. Being a senior can be a rewarding time of life if we are healthy and happy.
Common transitions at later stages of life—retirement, changes in income, the loss of a spouse—can be triggers for mental health issues, but we know that planning and open communication help.
To this end, MDABC has developed a series of mental health fact sheets for seniors. They can be downloaded as PDF documents here:
MDABC is looking to start up a support group for seniors. If you would like to be involved in facilitating or co-facilitating this group, please contact Catherine St. Denis at 604.873.0103 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the role of group facilitators can be found here.