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Mental Health Resources for Seniors

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There are many mental health resources to help seniors make the most of their retirement years. Mental health services for those struggling with the impact of dementia, stroke, or other neurological conditions are essential, as mental health can decline quickly if good care is not provided.

If you’ve been wondering about Baptist Retirement Community and whether it’s the right place to provide for your mental health needs, we’d love an opportunity to answer your questions. Our memory care and therapeutic services allow seniors to regain lost function, speak more clearly, and hold onto their memories for much longer. We also have daily activities, like puzzles, book clubs, educational programs, and social events to enrich our residents’ senior adult years.

We understand the value of good mental health resources for seniors and work closely with each resident to ensure their stay is mentally stimulating. Call 325.313.7931 today to learn more about Buckner Baptist Retirement Community’s comprehensive senior care programs and schedule a tour.

The Importance of Senior Mental Health Resources

Caring for your mental health is a lifelong journey that can include many helpful practices like meditation, mindfulness, yoga, eating nutritious meals, and practicing gratitude. Unfortunately, many seniors do not properly care for their mental health, putting them at an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and dementia. Reports show that one in four senior adults over 65 struggle with depression or anxiety1. Here are some of the signs that indicate the need for mental health resources:

  • Noticeable changes in mood, energy levels, or appetite
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Feeling restless or on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Increased headache or general pain
  • Feeling sad or hopeless
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Feeling irritable or angry

Seniors who struggle with their mental health can ease some, if not all, of their symptoms by working with a professional mental health therapist. They can aid seniors in understanding how their mental health affects their thinking and mood and teach them healthy ways to improve their overall mental health.

Baptist Retirement Community helps Texas seniors get mental health support so they can fully enjoy their retirement. We tailor our mental health resources to an individual’s needs through memory care and health and wellness programs. We also provide them with nutritious meal plans, social events, and holistic activities that promote better mental health.

A Variety of Mental Health Resources for Seniors

Caring for mental health is something that everyone should be doing daily. However, this is a relatively new concept for many, especially seniors who grew up in a time when mental health therapy carried stigma. Fortunately, there are a variety of resources available today for seniors who struggle with depression, dementia, and other neurological disorders.

Online Resources

The internet is full of mental health information for seniors looking for resources nationwide. These websites give information about mental health disorders and how to find care. Some of the top online resources for mental health include:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (
  • National Council on Aging (NCOA)

Local Resources

For Texas seniors, there are several organizations that assist seniors in caring for their mental health and other resources to support their retirement. Texas Mental Health Resources provides financial support for seniors who need mental health support. Other organizations with senior mental health resources include:

  • Atlas Mental Health Care
  • Border Region Behavioral Health Center
  • Bluebonnet Trails Community Services

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Resources

Baptist Retirement Community features comprehensive memory care programs to slow the progress of cognitive decline for seniors who live with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, or other forms of dementia. We create an enriching environment to improve and sustain the mental health of our senior residents.

Schedule a Tour Today to Learn More About the Buckner Baptist Retirement Community

Baptist Retirement Community is a full-service senior living community that welcomes Texas seniors looking for memory care services. Our assisted living homes have a variety of spacious floorplans, so you can maintain your independence while being close to medical and therapeutic care. For more information about our senior mental health resources, complete our online contact form or call 325.313.7931 today to schedule a tour and meet our dedicated team.


  1. Kaiser Family Foundation – One in Four Older Adults Report Anxiety or Depression Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic