Advice Guide – Dealing with Depression
Independent Age is a charity that supports older people within the UK.
Depression affects around one in five older people, and two in five people living in care homes. But it shouldnt be accepted as a normal part of aging – help is available.
The guide below explains what mental health is, what might make you vulnerable to depression, where you can go for help, and things you can do to help yourself and stay resilient. It also offers advice to people who are worried about the mental health of a loved one.