Canadian Alliance on mental Illness and Mental Health Alliance Canadienne pour la Maladie Mentale et la Sante Mentale

Mental Health Guides for Seniors and their Families

While depression is the most common mental health problem among seniors, it is not a normal part of aging. Untreated, it can become a risk factor for suicide.

These brochure are adapted from the CCSMH National Guidelines for Seniors' Mental Health with the financial support and collaboration of the Public Health Agency of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Disclaimer: These brochures are intended for information purposes only. It is not intended to be interpreted or used as a standard of medical practice.

How do I get a copy?

Seniors and their families can now speak to Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists about ways that depression can be treated. Together, they can talk about the steps that can be taken to feel well again.

Simply visit a local Shoppers Drug Mart to get the brochures on depression or suicide prevention. They are also available online.

These new resources let seniors know they are not alone and support is available.

[updated August 4, 2015]