"Let's Talk About It -
Late-life depression increases the risk for medical illness and cognitive decline.
Unrecognized and untreated, depression has fatal consequences in terms of
both suicide and non-suicide mortality.
Tragically, many of those people who go on to die by suicide have reached out for help—20% see a doctor the day they die, 40% the week they die, and 70% in the month they die. Yet depression is frequently missed. Elderly persons are more likely to seek treatment for other physical ailments than they are to seek treatment for depression.
Join us and Mari Jo Pine, RN, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, St. Cloud Veterans Hospital, and learn why, among persons older than 65 years, one in six individuals suffers from depression. Depression in older adults is estimated to occur in 25 percent of
those with other illnesses.
Wednesday - March 26, 2014
11:30 - 2:00 PM
Free Blood Pressure Screening Compliments of
Horizon Health Home Care
Horizon Health's Community Room in Pierz, MN
Please RSVP by Friday, March 21, 2014
by contacting Horizon Health at
(320)468-6451 or 800-224-6451
Thank you to our Sponsor:
Farmers & Merchants State Bank