Suicide Risk and Prevention – Older Adults and Care Partners

Clinical Guidelines

Discover the guidelines on suicide risk and depression in older adults.

For Health Care Professionals

Find clinical tools and resources to support your patients or clients.

Aging has its ups and downs. For some people, the senior years are the best of their lives. For others, the changes in getting older might be stressful. Health problems,  losing loved ones or independence can be difficult and painful. These may lead to feelings of hopelessness. In some cases, having many stresses at once can lead to thoughts of suicide.


Discover our Resources

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Not sure where to start?

Download or print the brochure about suicide prevention for older adults for information about symptoms and what you can do right now to start feeling better.

The brochure is also available in French, Punjabi, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese:


Are you a care partner?

Caregiving can be rewarding. Yet, most caregivers experience conflicting feelings of isolation, grief, compassion, joy and overwhelm as they provide care. Learn how to take care of your mental health.

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