The latest census numbers project that more than a quarter of New Hampshire’s population will turn 60 or older by the year 2030, up almost 40 percent from 2012.
And in that same year, the number of older adults with mental health problems could meet or exceed the number of younger adults with mental health issues.
Among the most common mental health issues: depression and alcoholism.
This silent epidemic is creating an array of challenges for the health care workforce in New Hampshire.
Dick Lievens of Tilton sits at a coffee shop in Manchester.