The tragic loss of brilliant comedian, Robin Williams reminds us all that depression is a mighty beast that is not easily conquered. Late life depression can be particularly debilitating. Often our seniors are reluctant to seek help for their sadness and many don’t realize that there are treatment options available. Some even believe that depression is a normal part of aging! Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
There are some excellent resources in the metro Atlanta area for seniors suffering from depression. Here are a few:
Georgia Crisis and Access Line for Mental health – 800-715-4225
Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression – 877-498-0096
Ridgeview Institute Access Center – 770-434-4567
Peachford Hospital – 770-454-2302
Eastside Heritage Behavioral Health Senior Assessment Office – 770-985-6470