Nearly 20% of Americans struggle with a clinical anxiety disorder while approximately 7% of us meet the criteria for depression. Those predisposed to such conditions often find themselves struggling particularly while caring for a sick loved one.
But different generations have different attitudes about accessing mental health services. There may be a generational stigma about getting help and age may impact whether we'll seek help for mental illness. Jennifer Fitzpatrick is the author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress Of Caring For Your Loved One and she tells us how to encourage someone you love to seek treatment for mental health problems.
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