Sep 29

Government Mental Health Initiative Aims To Help Seniors

By MD for Seniors

This year, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart and the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health joined forces to create the Seniors’ Mental Health Initiative. The goal of this program is to provide accurate, useful mental health information to seniors and their loved ones. According to the agency, the initiative will include modules that will help to educate pharmacists about suicide prevention and the symptoms of depression in seniors. Senior caregivers could also benefit from the program by learning how to recognize the signs of mental illness.

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