SENIORS' MENTAL HEALTH IS A KEY HEALTH AND WELLNESS ISSUE IN CANADA

The CCSMH works to promote seniors'
mental health by connecting people,
ideas and resources.

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SENIORS' MENTAL HEALTH IS A KEY HEALTH AND WELLNESS ISSUE IN CANADA

The CCSMH works to promote seniors'
mental health by connecting people,
ideas and resources.

You can make the difference in the lives of seniors across Canada

As a non-profit agency and registered charity, our strategies depend on your support.

AREAS OF FOCUS

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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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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Older adults have among the highest rates of suicide worldwide. Most older adults who die by suicide have seen a front-line healthcare provider in the previous 12 months.

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Current estimates indicate that the number of older adults who develop a Substance Use Disorder will rise in the coming years as the baby boomer generation ages. This is driven by both greater rates of lifetime drug use among baby boomers and the size of that generation.

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Mental illness is not a normal part of aging. All seniors have the right and deserve to receive services and care that promotes their mental health and responds to their mental illness needs. 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.

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