Elderly Men Mental Health

Did you know that men aged 75 and older have a higher rate of suicide than any other age group. An elderly member of my own family has had to deal with many challenges during his childhood, with no real parental guidance whilst growing up. He had taken to alcohol at an early age, and whilst alcohol is a large issue he experiences currently, he’s also medicating with prescription drugs. This man has experienced a great deal of loss and grief during his time, injuries have also hampered his abilities. You may be experiencing loss, grief, dementia, depression, elder abuse or illness / aches & pains or know of someone who does. Be there for them, let them know there is assistance out there.

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