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Feeling blue … not a normal part of aging | Prime Living

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Last updated 9/15/2021 at 12:02pm



September is Suicide Prevention Month. Much of this time is focused on younger people experiencing depression. But seniors make up a disproportionate amount of death by suicide cases in the United States.

Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is NOT a normal part of aging. In fact, studies show that most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. However, important life changes that happen as we get older may cause feelings of uneasiness, stress and sadness.

For instance, the death of a loved one, moving from work...



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