LGBTQ seniors get 24/7 support from new wellness app

Although seniors may be facing a mental health “crisis,” some experts have warned, older adults are the least likely age group to use mental health services.

A big part of closing that gap is about making mental health resources more accessible, and a new partnership is focused on assisting wellness for LGBTQ seniors, who often fear discrimination in long-term care settings.

Nonprofit SAGE, a group that has focused on helping LGBTQ older adults since 1978, and HearMe, a mental wellness app, have partnered to provide 24/7 support services, the organizations have announced. […]

Click here to read the full piece. This story was originally published by McKnight’s Senior Living on January 29, 2024.