Feelings of helplessness or depression do not have to be a part of aging. Research shows that older people may become addicted to alcohol or certain medications; they may feel depressed and unaware of the seriousness of their condition. Counseling can help relieve those feelings. Older adults are encouraged to take steps to help themselves restore good mental health.
Quality of Life
Housing improves quality of life an is a key component of recovery for people with mental illness.
Substandard and unaffordable housing is associated with infectious diseases, chronic illness, respiratory infections, asthma, poor nutrition and mental illness.
Affordable and supportive housing reduces hospitalizations, psychiatric symptoms and substance use while increasing freedom, privacy, dignity and safety.