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HEALTH NOTE.

ELDERLY people who may be at risk of depression can benefit from a new advice guide launched by charity Independent Age.

It's estimated 85% of older people suffering from depression don't get any help from the NHS and experts hope the free guide will reverse this by providing practical information on what can affect mental health, when to see a doctor, where to get help, staying well and how to help someone you're worried about.

The advice guide could help older people suffering with depression Janet Morrison, the charity's chief executive, said: "Depression is not a normal part of ageing and no one should have to suffer alone if they have concerns about their mental health.

"There is help available, no matter how long you or an older friend or relative have felt like this."

To order a copy download it from independentage.org/ information or call 0800 319 6789.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jul 1, 2016
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