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Depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health issues are not a normal part of aging. Left untreated, they can lead to fatigue, illness, and even suicide. We promote programs that help seniors cope.

The Latest in Behavioral Health

Connections with Community and Family—Not Money—Most Important for Seniors' Quality of Life

Relationships with friends and family outweigh financial concerns among older Americans seeking fulfillment in their senior years, according to the second annual United States of Aging Survey released today.


NCOA Sets Goal to Improve the Lives of 10 Million Older Adults by 2020

NCOA has set an ambitious goal of improving the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. The nonprofit’s new 2013 Impact Report shows it has reached 1.5 million seniors so far.

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Help for Older Adults with Behavioral Health Issues

Suicide, anxiety, depression, drug misuse, and alcohol abuse are prevalent health issues facing today’s seniors. Get the facts and use our resources to find, finance, and offer proven programs to help.


Suicide Prevention for Older Adults

Learn about the risk factors for suicide among seniors, as well as screening tools and effective prevention interventions from a recent webinar with our Center for Healthy Aging.


Reaching and Engaging Older Adults in Behavioral Health

Listen to a webinar recording to hear leaders from research and community organizations present promising approaches to reach and engage older adults in prevention and early intervention for depression and alcohol and medication misuse.





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