Seniors and depression: On a ‘shrinking island'

Photograph by: ADRIAN LAM , Times Colonist

Seniors already dealing with health problems, financial constraints and shrinking social circles often confront an accompanying challenge.

Depression, as one elderly Victoria sufferer says, is “a hidden disease,” something that seniors are especially loathe to admit.

British Columbians 70 and older account for about 12 per cent of suicides in the province, according to statistics from the B.C. Coroners Service.

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