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Depression & Suicide Prevention

Depression in Older Adults: Recognizing the Signs of Elderly Depression and Getting Treatment
Healthguide.org provides useful information on Are you Depressed, Signs and Symptoms, Causes of Elderly Depression, Self-Help for Elderly Depression, and Helping a Depressed Older Adult.

Depression and Older Adults
The National Library of Medicine provides information about Depression and Older Adults with topics on Causes, Symptoms, Exams and Tests, Treatment, Outlook (Prognosis), and When to Contact a Medical Professional.

Older Adults and Depression
The National Institute on Mental Health provides information about Older Adults and Depression, What are my Treatment Options, and Where can I find more Information.
View a PDF on Older Adults and Depression: Learn the Signs and Find Treatment.

Mental Health Challenges for Aging Americans from Georgetown University

"What is Senior Isolation, and What Can You do to Help?" published by Senior Lifestyle. The resource outlines facts about senior isolation and loneliness, noting that both are associated with higher health risks with physical and mental health. Also provided are solutions to help lonely or isolated seniors reconnect, such as addressing health issues contributing to isolation, encouraging self-confidence, animal companionship, increasing access to transportation and more. I believe this would be a useful information literacy resource related to mental health challenges among aging adults.

Getting Over Grief: Understanding its Stages and How to Deal, from CVXdetox

Other Resources

Remote Mental Health Guide - The problem is that during these unprecedented times, many of the traditional ways of accessing mental health services like counseling and therapy are not available. The guide was designed to present some new alternatives, and to provide resources for people to find remote mental health support. This Guide can be found here - https://mastersinsocialworkonline.org/resources/

Student Mental Health Guide -  The guide outlines some of the most common mental health issues experienced by students today, including substance abuse issues. The guide also provides suggested resources for support and treatment, as well as the role that social workers can play in student mental health.  The guide can be found here - https://mastersinsocialworkonline.org/resources/student-mental-health/

 

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