Has an elder in your life said things like “I’d be better of dead?” Believe it or not it is common for elders who are struggling with multiple illnesses to feel that way. However, it is always important to assess whether or not they are suicidal. Do they have intent to harm themselves or end their own life? Do they have a plan of how they would do it? If so, get them immediate help by calling their Doctor, taking them to the ER, or calling a Mental Health Crisis line.