Older adults and mental health
Mental health problems are extremely common, affecting around one in four people. As you get older, changes in your life, such as bereavement, illness or retirement, can make you more vulnerable to them, but mental health problems are not a normal part of ageing.
Your mental health describes your emotional well-being – how you think and feel, and how you deal with everyday stresses. It’s just as important as your physical health. Like your physical health, it can get better or worse and change as your situation changes. Find out more from Independent Age