“As a practicing geriatric psychiatrist for more than 15 years, I’ve seen firsthand the mental and physical toll that anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions have taken on older adults, especially when left untreated for years,” writes Arpan Waghray, M.D., CEO of Providence’s Well Being Trust and past chair of AHA’s Committee on Behavioral Health. “…We must work now to help ensure that the mental health of our seniors does not go ignored and provide the resources to adequately care for them.” LEARN MORE  

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