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Get the Facts
National Institute for Mental Health
NIMH pages for older adults.
Self-Assessment Tools
Alcohol Abuse Self-Assessment
Answer questions about your habits of drinking alcohol. Feedback provided based on your responses. Find mental health resources based on your zip code.
Mental Health Self-Assessment
Answer questions about your mental health. Feedback provided based on your responses. Find mental health resources based on your zip code.
Resources
Doggone It! Can Pets Improve Your Health?
A new look at studies on pets suggests that your furry (or scaly, or feathery) friend may be linked to better physical and mental health, especially for the elderly.
Emory Center for Late Life Depression
The Fuqua Center is dedicated to: 1) Improving older adults' access to treatment of depression, and 2) Improving public awareness and understanding of depression in older adults in order to de-stigmatize and eliminate discrimination associated with mental illness. [Contact Info]
Mental Health and Aging
The Mental Health and Aging Web site will assist older adults, their families and caregivers in obtaining mental health services specific to the needs of older adults.
Exercise and mental health
Article from mayoclinic.com about the benefits of exercise on mental health
Mental Health Exercises
A collection of useful tools to get the most of your mental health.
Mental Health Services Locator
Search for services by city, type of organization, or by state.
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Formerly the National Mental Health Association, the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, this association works to improve the mental health of all Americans.
National Toll-Free Help Lines
The numbers listed below can be dialed toll-free from anywhere within the United States. These organizations provide mental health information and referrals, and in some cases, crisis counseling.
  • National Mental Health Association
    800-969-NMHA (6642)
Mental Health America of Georgia
A collection of links for organizations and online resources.
NIHSeniorHealth.gov
This website for older adults was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, both part of the National Institutes of Health.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration (SAMHSA)
Visit this website to find an extensive list of resources related to all aspects of mental health.
Support Groups

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