Mental Health and Aging
Mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. CDC’s Healthy Aging Program is dedicated to monitoring the mental health status of the older adult population and connecting public health and aging services professionals with resources they can use to improve the health and quality of life of older Americans.
- The State of Mental Health and Aging in America
This report series and interactive data website provide a framework for examining the mental health of adults age 50 and older in the United States. The first Issue Brief and the interactive data website provide existing data and lay the foundation for understanding key issues related to mental health in older adults. The second Issue Brief focuses on programs and resources to address depression in this population.
- Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older
Fact sheet on aging and depression in older adults.
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