This booklet is a guide for helping older adults and their families and friends to understand how to keep mentally fit and to learn where they can get help if they are concerned about depression, anxiety, alcoholism or other mental health problems. It provides information about resources made for older persons who may need advice, counseling, support, advocacy or other help in Philadelphia.
This is the second guide that was created by the Delaware Valley Mental Health/Aging Advocacy Committee and the Senior Advocacy Team as part of their efforts to advocate for more accessible and appropriate mental health and substance abuse services for older adults. These groups participate in the Mental Health and Aging Advocacy Project of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. It also hosts a website, www.mhaging.org/, which has many helpful materials including a place to download the resource guide.
Our intention is not to support or advocate for any one of the professional agencies listed in this guide. Inclusion does not imply our endorsement nor does absence imply our disapproval.
We would appreciate your comments and additions to the guide for future updates on our Web site. Send any comments to:
a project of the Mental Health Association of SE PA
1211 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-751-1800, ext. 266
Here’s to your good health,
Mental Health and Aging Project