According to the World Health Organization, over 15 percent of adults over the age of 60 suffer from a mental disorder. A common mental disorder among seniors is depression, occurring in seven percent of the elderly population. Unfortunately, this mental disorder is often underdiagnosed and undertreated.
It is hard to talk about a middle ground for something that is a fundamental right.
― Teri Reynolds,
Chronic Mental Issues
Older adults account for over 18 percent of suicides deaths in the United States. Because depression can be a side effect of chronic health conditions, managing those conditions help. Additionally, promoting a lifestyle of healthy living such as betterment of living conditions and social support from family, friends or support groups can help treat depression. (Source: vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu)
Helping Hands is part of Community Resources, a national not-for-profit that runs some of the largest social enterprises in Australia and delivers a range of community services, employing 650 people last year, 79% of them experiencing barriers to employment.
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Helping Hands would like to acknowledge the Worimi people, who are the traditional custodians of the land we live and work on. Helping Hands would also like to pay respect to Elders both past and present of the Worimi nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.