BOOM IN DEPRESSION:
Recognizing the Signs
This learning series is brought to you by Community Behavioral Health
because as...
It’s no secret that as the Baby
Boomers age, we will witness the
largest numbers of people over
age 65 ever. Not as well k...
THE FACTS:
Source: National Alliance 		
on Mental Illness
DEPRESSION
AFFECTS MORE
THAN 6.5 MILLION
OF THE 35 MILLION
ADULT...
REASONS FOR BOOMER
DEPRESSION:
•	Recent economic downturn: The Great Recession
not only dented many baby boomers’ nest egg...
THE PROBLEM:
•	There are only about 1,800 board-certified geriatric
psychiatrists in the U.S.— 1 for every 23,000 older Am...
KNOW THE SIGNS:
•	Sadness
•	Fatigue
•	Irritability
•	Unexplained aches 			
	 & pains
•	Anxiety & Worry
•	Abandoning or los...
DEPRESSION IS NOT A
NORMAL PART OF AGING.
If you or a loved one is experiencing
symptoms of depression, Community
Behavior...
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It’s no secret that as the Baby Boomers age, we will witness the largest numbers of people over age 65 ever. Not as well known, is that the number of older adults with mental illness will increase at an alarmingly fast rate.

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  1. 1. BOOM IN DEPRESSION: Recognizing the Signs This learning series is brought to you by Community Behavioral Health because as a leading provider of mental health and behavioral services in the region, we are dedicated to helping you live your best life. This slide share first appeared on www.YourTimeBC.org
  2. 2. It’s no secret that as the Baby Boomers age, we will witness the largest numbers of people over age 65 ever. Not as well known, is that the number of older adults with mental illness will increase at an alarmingly fast rate.
  3. 3. THE FACTS: Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness DEPRESSION AFFECTS MORE THAN 6.5 MILLION OF THE 35 MILLION ADULTS AGES 65 AND OVER. 35 MILLION ADULTS AGE 65 AND OVER From 1999 to 2010, the suicide rate among Baby Boomers rose significantly according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide rates among men in their 50s jumped nearly 50 percent. In women ages 60-64, rates increased by 60 percent.
  4. 4. REASONS FOR BOOMER DEPRESSION: • Recent economic downturn: The Great Recession not only dented many baby boomers’ nest eggs, it also affected the health insurance, labor and housing markets, complicating the outlook for their future financial security. • Being “the sandwich generation”: Caring for aging parents while still providing financial and emotional support for children. • Increased access to opioid drugs like OxyContin and oxycodone • Medical conditions: like strokes or heart attacks, can trigger depression
  5. 5. THE PROBLEM: • There are only about 1,800 board-certified geriatric psychiatrists in the U.S.— 1 for every 23,000 older Americans. By 2030, there will likely be 1 geriatric psychiatrist for every 27,000 individuals 65 and older. • Older adults with untreated depression have an increase in medical bills of up to 50% 2014 2030 = = 1 Board-Certified Geriatric Psychiatrist 1 Board-Certified Geriatric Psychiatrist 23,000 Older Americans 27,000 Older Americans
  6. 6. KNOW THE SIGNS: • Sadness • Fatigue • Irritability • Unexplained aches & pains • Anxiety & Worry • Abandoning or losing interest in hobbies or other pleasurable activities • Social withdrawal and isolation • Weight loss; loss of appetite • Sleep disturbances • Loss of self-worth, feeling like a “burden” • Increased use of alcohol, illicit drugs or prescription drugs
  7. 7. DEPRESSION IS NOT A NORMAL PART OF AGING. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of depression, Community Behavioral Health’s UPLIFT program can help. For more information about UPLIFT, call 513-868-5126 or visit www.cbh-services.org Community First Solutions is the non-profit parent company of Colonial, Community Behavioral Health, Community First Pharmacy and Partners in Prime.
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