Mental Health Care

Depression and Suicide Among Older Adults: The Benefits of Screening and Prevention

by Mary Byron • June 20, 2018

Depression and suicide when seen through the eyes of 14-year old songwriter Mike Altman is pretty chilling. But depression actually cuts through demographics and financial status. Lately, the close succession of suicides of high-profile, successful personalities like musician Avicci, actor Vern Troyer, designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain affirm the alarming findings of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that suicide is on the rise in the United States […]