Wednesday October 10, 2018
Since 1992, October 10th has been dedicated to World Mental Health Day. Becoming more aware of mental health issues will help break the stigma surrounding mental illness. As well, it will encourage those who are living with a mental illness seek the appropriate treatment and support that they need.
Mental illness, such as depression, often impact an individual’s thought processes and behaviour, and they may experience:
Unfortunately senior isolation is on the rise. Age, major life changes, health decline and other factors can contribute to an older person's feelings of loneliness and isolation. Some signs of senior isolation include:
Find out how Seniors for Seniors can help individuals and their families combat senior isolation by visiting our Drop-In Companions page.
Caregiver burnout can come from caring for a loved one's needs before their own well-being. This can lead to physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. Signs of caregiver burnout or caregiver fatigue include:
A supportive network is important to everyone but especially to individuals and families dealing with mental illness. This network includes both formal and informal relationships, such as:
For more information and resources about mental health, please visit:
Remember you are not alone. Let's work together to ensure that everyone feels valued and supported.
I would like you to know how pleased we were with J. during the months she provided overnight care for my father. J. was always very pleasant and patient and did many extras to help dad. She went beyond her required responsibilities and we are grateful for her kindness.
Mrs. L.P., London