The degenerative effects of aging are inevitable and can present acute emotional challenges for you or a loved one. Although the elderly account for 13% of the US population, they account for 18% of all suicides. The leading cause attributed to suicide is untreated depression. Social withdrawal, loss of appetite, decline in personal upkeep are signs of depression. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, get help. Other symptoms of mental illness include acute anxiety, hallucinations, confusion and sleep loss. All symptoms of mental illness can lead to despondency and ultimately to depression. Senior Mental Health specialists can provide treatment in a comfortable outpatient or more supportive inpatient environment. Many symptoms are treatable through medication and when combined with counselling, Seniors routinely regain ability to cope and function with confidence.