Depression, Suicide, and Older Adults

You are reading the local newspaper and notice a short story in the local news section. An older man committed suicide and his body was found by police who had been called by the man’s apartment manager. The story contains several myths about aging and depression among older adults and you decide that you are going to write a letter to the editor to correct some of the misinformation revealed in the article.

For this discussion, write this letter, specifying misconceptions, myths, and little-known facts about aging and depression. As always, support your argument with citations from the text and the articles you located.