Healthy Living with Mental Illness

Older Adults

  • Are you an adult over 60 looking for information and services?
  • Are you a family member seeking resources for an older adult?
  • Are you a caregiver?

Older adults with mental illness have unique needs, with a greater likelihood of also dealing with the usual challenges of aging — physical health problems, isolation, coping with loss and reduced independence, and needs for caregiving. Living a full life with mental illness is possible, as is recovering from mental illness, so it's important to get help. Support is available — as a starting point, check out Ventura County Local Resources listed on the right.

Do you have questions about medication, how to help or other related issues? See FAQsFor More Information and How to Talk About Mental Illness.

For an introduction to mental health and illness, see the links on the lower right, including Depression, Anxiety, and Serious Mental Disorders.

Have you ever heard someone implying that mental illnesses is contagious? See Myths and Facts for that and other common myths.

If you have suggestions for other topics and resources that would be useful to find here, please let us know – email mhsa@ventura.org.