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Older Adults & Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month! Mental health is an important part of our general wellness, but it’s especially important during Covid as many people are isolated. In an average year, 20% of people age 55 and over report experiencing mental distress.  

What mental illnesses affect older adults? 

What warning signs should I keep an eye out for? 

How can I take care of my mental health?  

Visit the Ahead of the Curve Senior Resource Directory for information on mental health resources in your area. The National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging also offers a great list of resources.  

Check out our online training

Are you Ahead of the Curve? Take our short training any time to learn more about ways to support older adults in your family or community. You’ll learn to identify when someone might need more help and which resources are available for support.

Explore the Washtenaw County Senior Resource Directory

Our easy to use and regularly updated resource directory is a one-stop guide to older adult services in Washtenaw County.