Are you recently retired and struggling with the transition? Do you feel as though you planned financially for retirement, but you did not plan for what you would actually do with your time? Have you moved to Florida, but are bored and trying to figure out what you are supposed to do now? Help for those in retirement is available if you are feeling like things could be better. Reach out for support.
Retirement and mental health
Retirement does not have to lead to feelings of boredom, loss, sadness, and depression. For many, retirement can help improve mental health. A study investigating antidepressant use in people before and after retirement showed that among old age retirees antidepressant use decreased. Additionally, for those who retired early because of mental health issues, antidepressant use also decreased.
If you are feeling down or if you are uncertain of what you are supposed to do now, working with a counselor can help you build some strategies to move forward in a way that will make you happy and fulfilled. If you are struggling with mental health issues, it is highly beneficial to take steps to heal and develop skills that will prevent a decline in quality of life. This is an important time of life that you are meant to enjoy. With guidance and support, it can be just as good as you always hoped.
Living your retirement without your spouse
Some of us are facing retirement without our spouses. Death and divorce can happen unexpectedly. If you have experienced loss and are facing retirement, therapy can help. One of the issues many retired people face is discomfort in social situations without their spouse. This does not mean you have to be alone. Therapy can help you navigate new situations and help you learn skills to create new social relationships.
We all need connection and support. Therapy will give you support as you navigate this new phase in life. Therapy can help you build confidence and capabilities. Things can change for the better and you can enjoy the years ahead.
If you are ready to explore what retirement means for you and how to achieve the years of freedom that you want, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation. Appointments are available by phone, face-to-face, or by online video.