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.

Our Clinical Guidelines on Benzodiazepine and Opioid Use Disorders in Older Adults are now here!

Click here for the Canadian Guidelines on Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonist Use Disorder Among Older Adults

Click here for the Canadian Guidelines on Opioid Use Disorder Among Older Adults

Coming soon...

Clinical Guidelines on Alcohol and Cannabis Use Disorders in Older Adults! Stay tuned.



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

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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


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


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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