The mission of the Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health is to promote the mental health of seniors by connecting people, ideas and resources.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Delirium is a common and serious condition often encountered in older persons. Delirium is a medical emergency.
Depression is the most common mental health problem for older adults. It has profound negative impacts on all aspects of life.
In Canada, the number of seniors living in long-term care will quadruple by 2031. Mental health issues are common among seniors in LTC.
Older adults have among the highest rates of suicide worldwide. Most older adults who die by suicide have seen a front-line healthcare provider in the previous 12 months.
Current estimates indicate that the number of older adults who develop a Substance Use Disorder will rise in the coming years as the baby boomer generation ages. This is driven by both greater rates of lifetime drug use among baby boomers and the size of that generation.
Visit ccsmh.ca to learn more.