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St. Joseph, MO

Depression is a common problem among seniors in Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Mental Health’s paper on Depression and Older Adults. They estimate that 75 percent of older adults who are living with depression do not get the mental health treatment they need to effectively deal with the symptoms.

If you have a senior family member living in St. Joseph, Missouri with depression or another mental health disorder, contact us at the phone number listed above and find out how we can help you get them into a mental health treatment program.

Is Suicide a Risk for a Senior Family Member?

Depression is one of the most deadly mental health disorders because of the risk of suicide. The MDMH says that the rate of suicide among men between the ages of 65 and 74 is 28.4 per 100,000. Between the ages of 74 and 84, that rate increases to 38.2 per 100,000 and over the age of 85, the rate peaks at 44.8 per 100,000.

How can you help protect the senior you love in St. Joseph from depression and all its associated risks? Family members should:

  • Understand that depression is NOT a natural part of aging
  • Check in with senior family members regularly
  • Talk to doctors prescribing medication about potential side effects
  • Help depressed seniors get the mental health treatment they need to deal with symptoms of depression

Depression Treatment for Seniors: Find It Today

The best way to know what you have to choose from in terms of mental health treatment for seniors is to speak with one of our knowledgeable counselors. Find out about your options in treatment and then work with them to determine which program is right for your St. Joseph loved one. Call now.

Saint Joseph Treatment Centers

5001 LAKE AVE,
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
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2911 S BELT HWY,
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
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Saint Joseph, MO 64506
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Saint Joseph, MO 64505
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