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Quick Facts and Statistics About

MENTAL HEALTH

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Nearly 1 in 5 American Adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.

PREVALENCE BY CONDITION.

ANXIETY - Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in America

  • Lifetime prevalence of any Anxiety Disorder: 31.6% [Source]

  • Number of US Adults with Anxiety Disorders: 42.5 million [Source]

ADDICTION/SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Percent of US Adults with a Substance Use Disorder in the Past Year: 8% [Source]
  • Number of US Adults with a Substance Use Disorder in the Past Year: 19 million [Source]

  • Percent of Youth with a Substance Use Disorder in the Past Year: 4.6% [Source]

  • Number of Youth with a Substance Use Disorder in the Past Year: 1.1 million [Source]

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BIPOLAR DISORDER - An estimated 2.5% of US adults experience bipolar disorder at some time in their lives. [Source]

  • Past year prevalence of Bipolar Disorder: 1.8% [Source]

  • Number of US Adults with Bipolar Disorder: 3.3 million [Source]

DEPRESSION - Major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses. [Source]

  • Percent of US Adults with Major Depression: 7.1% [Source]

  • Number of US Adults with Depression: 17.3 million [Source

  • Percent of Youth (aged 12-17) with Major Depression: 13% of Youth [Source]

  • Number of Youth (aged 12-17) with Major Depression: 3.1 million [Source]

  • Percent of Youth with Severe Depression: 9% [Source]

  • Number of Youth with Severe Depression: 2 million [Source]

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER [PTSD]

  • Percent of People (ages 13+) in the US with PTSD (Lifetime prevalence): 5.7% [Source]

  • Percent of People (ages 13+) in the US with PTSD (One-year prevalence): 3.7% [Source]

  • Number of US Adults with PTSD: 12 million [Source]

SCHIZOPHRENIA

  • Percent of US Adults with Schizophrenia: < 1% [Source]

  • Number of US Adults with Schizophrenia: 1.5 million [Source]

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

  • Percent of US Adults with Suicidal Thoughts: 4% [Source]

  • Number of US Adults with Suicidal Thoughts: 9.8 million [Source]

PREVALENCE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS.

BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

  • Percent of African Americans with Mental Illness: 17% [Source]

  • Number of African Americans with Mental Illness: 6.8 million

LATINX/HISPANIC AMERICAN COMMUNITY

  • Latinx/Hispanic American Community

  • Percent of Latinx/Hispanic Americans with Mental Illness: 15% [Source]

  • Number of Latinx/Hispanic Americans with Mental Illness: 8.9 million

ASIAN AMERICAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER

  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Community

  • Percent of Asian Americans with Mental Illness: 13% [Source]

  • Number of Asian Americans with Mental Illness: 2.2 million

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NATIVE AMERICAN/ALASKAN NATIVE COMMUNITY

  • Percent of Native Americans/Alaskan Natives with Mental Illness: 23% [Source]

  • Number of Native Americans/Alaskan Natives with Mental Illness: 830,000

MULTIRACIAL

  • Percent of people who identify as being two or more races with mental illness: 25% [Source]

People who identity as being two or more races are more likely to report any mental illness within the past year than any other race/ethnic group.

LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

  • Percent of Individuals who Identify as LGBTQIA+ with Mental Illness: 37%

  • Number of Individuals who Identify as LGBTQIA+ with Mental Illness: 3.9 million [Source]

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TREATMENT.

  • Percent of adults with mental illness who did not received any mental health treatment: 56% [Source]

  • Number of adults with mental illness who did not received any mental health treatment: 24.6 million [Source]

  • Percent of adults with mental Illness who report they try and can’t get treatment: 20.6% [Source]

  • Number of adults with mental Illness who report they try and can’t get treatment: 9 million [Source]

  • Percent of youth with depression who did not received any mental health treatment: 61.5% [Source]

  • Number of youths with depression who did not received any mental health treatment: 1.8 million [Source]
  • Percent of youth with severe depression who received some consistent treatment: 25% [Source]

  • Number of youths with severe depression who received some consistent treatment: 505,000 [Source]

  • Ratio of individuals in a state to available mental health providers: 504 to 1 [Source]

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INSURANCE COVERAGE.

  • Percent of US Adults with Mental Illness who are Uninsured: 12% [Source]

  • Number of US Adults with Mental Illness who are Uninsured: 5.3 million [Source]

  • Percent of youth with private insurance that did not cover mental or emotional problems: 7.8% [Source]

  • Number of youth with private insurance that did not cover mental or emotional problems: 910,000 [Source]

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