Approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from mental health issues, including depression, dementia, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. At the same time, the geriatric population remains a largely igonred community in terms of awareness about and availability of mental health resources.
The Earth saviours Foundation, Bhandhawari Village, Near Teri Golf Course, Gurugram, Haryana
Bindapur Old Age Home, Bindapur Village, New Delhi.
Vridashram by Sawhney Foundation, Rangpuri, New Delhi.
What has been done?
The Project is still ongoin with a hope of registering significant improvement in the overall mental health of the residents. Along with this workship on several mental health related topics are being conducted for the residents as well as staff members.
The topics covered till now are:
Understanding likes and dislikes in a group
Common Mental Health issues in elderly
Emotional well being
Handling anger and frustration