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Behavioral Health for Older Adults

According to the CDC, 20% of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern. Get information and resources on how to manage your mental health as you age. Contact your doctor or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline if you need immediate help: dial 988.
Find information for managing ongoing mental health concerns as you age or coping with difficult emotions from grief or life changes.

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Eating disorders anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder can occur at any age, and treatment should involve many trained professionals

Apr 21, 2022

Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate on the Basis of Age or Gender

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A Caucasian senior man is sitting in the dark with his head bent over on his cane, seemingly depressed.

Sep 7, 2021

Suicide and Older Adults: What You Should Know

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A senior woman is sitting in her house, full of boxes that are packed - looking at a photo album and remembering the past.

Aug 24, 2021

The Widowhood Effect: How to Survive the Loss of a Spouse

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A senior Caucasian man is at his doctor's office receiving a wellness exam. The Black doctor is examining the man's throat.

Jul 7, 2021

Using Medicare Benefits Post-COVID

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Two Black senior women are out exercising while smiling and talking to each other.

Apr 21, 2021

How Excess Weight Impacts Our Mental and Emotional Health

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A lonely Black senior woman is looking out of her window.

Mar 31, 2021

COVID-Driven Isolation Can Be Dangerous for Older Adults

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A senior woman sad and alone stares out her window, feeling socially isolated from the pandemic.

Dec 1, 2020

Older Adults and Gun Violence Trauma: Tips for the Aging Network

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Are you maintaining your mental health?

Apr 3, 2020

7 Tips for Managing Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Jan 23, 2020

Drinking and Healthy Aging: Know Your Limits

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Three older women are outside posing for the camera, smiling.

Apr 9, 2019

5 Healthy Aging Tips Every Woman Should Know

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NCOA’s Aging Mastery Program® puts gratitude and mindfulness front and center, and combines them as one of our six dimensions of aging well.

Apr 26, 2018

The Many Gifts of Gratitude

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A lesbian senior female couple are outdoors hiking and holding hands.

Jun 15, 2017

LGBT Older Adults Run a Higher Risk for These 3 Chronic Conditions

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