Mental Health Awareness Month!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this is a cause that is very near and dear to our organization’s heart. The groups of people that we serve are some of the most at risk individuals for mental health issues, and we are working everyday to combat that!

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental disorder”. The risks associated with this increased likelihood of mental health issues can include isolation, loneliness, and psychological distress. Early intervention is key when dealing with mental health issues in older adults. The WHO recommends,

  • Optimizing physical and mental health, functional ability and well-being 
  • Detecting and managing challenging behavior
  • Providing information and long-term support to carers

All month long we are going to be sharing and spreading awareness about mental health and ways to break the stigma surrounding it! 

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