Recognize Signs of Mental Health Conditions: Memorial Hospital and Senior Life Solutions Raising Awareness During May – Mental Health Month
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, one in five Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime. During the month of May, many participants across the country are raising awareness for the importance of mental health. This year, Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is helping fight stigmas, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for equal care.
Senior Life Solutions raises mental health awareness by offering free mental health screenings to seniors in need, and providing education to the community about mental health. Senior Life Solutions staff will be at Abilene High School for the Mental Health Awareness Fair (open to the public) on May 2nd from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program, and it is designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging. Individuals may be suffering from depression and anxiety if they are experiencing any of the following common indicators or triggers:
- Recently experienced a traumatic event
- Lost a spouse or close family member
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of energy
- Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks
- Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
For more information, or for questions regarding mental health, please call the Abilene Memorial Hospital Senior Life Solutions program at (785) 263-6805. Individuals or organizations may also call Senior Life Solutions if they are interested in partnering to raise awareness, or would like to receive free education about mental health.
ABOUT SENIOR LIFE SOLUTIONS
Founded in 2003, Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) operates inpatient and outpatient programs located in rural communities across the country. Founder and Chief Medical Officer, James A. Greene, M.D., a geriatric psychiatrist, was born and raised in a rural community, which today hosts a rural hospital. He developed PMC with the sole mission to improve the quality of life of older adults living in rural communities. PMC, which operates the Senior Life Solutions outpatient program and Green Oak Behavioral Health inpatient facilities, is one of the largest geriatric mental health management companies within rural hospitals across the United States.