Whether we’ve already retired, are looking forward to doing so in the near future, or anticipate a life change – such as changing careers, volunteering, or moving to a new city – one of the things we may not anticipate is the stress that accompanies these exciting changes.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) urge individuals to be aware that stress is a major contributor to anxiety and depression, the symptoms of which are often dismissed, especially in people 55 years and over.
Risks for Depression
Mental health professionals remind everyone to understand that depression does not always mean that the sufferer is sad. In fact, many symptoms are often attributed to other health issues or medications, which may contribute to depressive episodes.
Symptoms of Depression
Because someone suffering from depression rarely recognizes the extent to which they are affected, health experts urge friends, family, co-workers, and others, to take note of physical or emotional changes, and to intervene if necessary to ensure prompt and proper treatment.
Contact the National Institute of Mental Health at 866-615-6464 or nimh.nih.gov or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
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