According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 20 percent of seniors experience some form of mental illness, like depression, anxiety, or cognitive impairment. The presence of these conditions increases risk of suicide and complicates treatment of other chronic conditions and physical ailments. That’s why it’s so important to prioritize your social and emotional well-being as you age and to take advantage of the mental health programs and resources available to older adults.


The State of Mental Health and Aging in America

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Aging Well

Mental Health America

The Link Between Mental Health and Aging: Keeping the Brain Young

Women’s Health Research Institute

Behavioral Health Programs for Older Adults

National Council on Aging

Mental Health and Aging Resources

National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging