The first week in October is Mental Illness Awareness Week!
Are you prepared to handle the
challenges that go along with caring for clients
with mental health-related challenges?
Now you can find out!
Download the Caregiver Challenge,
“Get In the Know about Mental Health.”
Mental Health is Connected to Overall Health
Mental health is a vital part of overall health. It affects how people think, feel, and behave. And even though our senior clients often “seem okay,” nearly 20 percent of people over age 60 suffer from some type of mental health issue, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, hoarding disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Yet, less than 3 percent seek help for their problem.
What can you do?
- How do you communicate with someone who is depressed?
- Do you know what to do if a client is suicidal?
- How can you help a client who has OCD, or has been a lifelong hoarder?
If you’re unsure of how you will
Download the Free Challenge
Take the quiz to measure and boost your own awareness of common mental health issues.