The Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) is hard at work ensuring that seniors' mental health is recognized as a key Canadian health and wellness issue. Working with partners across the country, the CCSMH is busy facilitating initiatives to enhance and promote seniors' mental health.

Delirium

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Delirium is a common and serious condition often encountered in older persons.  Delirium is a medical emergency.

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Depression

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Depression is the most common mental health problem for older adults.  It has profound negative impacts on all aspects of life.

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Long-Term Care

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In Canada, the number of seniors living in long-term care will quadruple by 2031.  Mental health issues are common among seniors in LTC.

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Suicide Prevention

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Older adults have among the highest rates of suicide worldwide.  Most older adults who die by suicide have seen a front-line health care provider in the prior month.

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Recent Updates

Tools for seniors and families

While depression is the most common mental health problem among seniors, it is not a normal part of aging. Untreated, it can become a risk factor for suicide.These brochure are adapted from the CCSMH National Guidelines for Seniors’ Mental Health with the financial support and collaboration of the Public Health Agency of Canada and Shoppers…

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