Lonely. Isolated. Feeling like a burden. Those are familiar symptoms of depression. Add in being elderly, watching your body fail, living in elder care and believing mental health is not a topic of polite conversation, and you have a recipe for dark days. Please listen to 93-year-old Mary’s story, and her plea that we check in (briefly but regularly) with the elders in our life so they know they still matter.
Source by Giving Voice to Depression