Four Things To Know About Depression and Older Adults
Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It’s a serious mood disorder that affects many older adults and requires treatment. Learn more about depression and when it may be time to talk with a doctor.
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Get Immediate Help
If you are thinking about harming yourself, tell someone who can help immediately.
- Do not isolate yourself.
- Call a trusted family member or friend.
- Call 988 or go to a hospital emergency room to get immediate help.
- Make an appointment with your doctor.
Call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988 or 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) or 800-799-4TTY (800-799-4889).
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