MENTAL HEALTH FACTS
- 1 in every 4 adults have a mental health diagnosis such as
- Mood Disorders –20.9 million Americans
- · Major Depressive Disorders – 14.8 million Americans
- · Bipolar Disorder – 5.7 million Americans
- · Anxiety – 40 million Americans
- · Panic disorder – 6 million Americans
- · Obsessive-Compulsive–Disorder 2.2 million Americans
- · Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – 7.7 million Americans
- · Agoraphobia – 1.8 million Americans
SOURCE: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Market Research Report | NAICS 62142 | Mar 2015
Whether you're aware of it or not, chances are you know someone who has been personally affected by a mental health disorder.
Below are 19 statistics that prove these disorders touch more people than you might think.
61,500,000 - The approximate number of Americans who experience a mental health disorder in a given year. That’s one in every four adults.
$100,000,000,000 - The estimated economic cost of untreated mental illness in the U.S. This includes unemployment, unnecessary disability, substance abuse and more.
70 - 90% - The percentage of individuals with mental illness who saw improvement in their symptoms and quality of life after participating in some form of treatment.
800,000 - The estimated number of people globally who die by suicide each year.
25% - The approximate amount of people with a mental illness who feel that others are compassionate or understanding toward those suffering from one of the disorders.
350,000,000 - The number of people worldwide who are affected by depression.
79% - The percentage of all U.S. suicides committed by men.
40,000,000 - The number of adults who suffer from anxiety disorders in the U.S.
30% - The number of college students who reported feeling depressed to the point where it negatively impacted their ability to function. Approximately 7.5 percent of college students also reported earlier this year that they seriously considered suicide in the last 12 months.
22 - The (potentially underestimated) number of veterans who die by suicide each day, according to a 2013 report by researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
10% - The percentage of children and adolescents whose mental and emotional disorders disrupt their day-to-day lives.
60% - The percentage of adults who didn't receive mental health treatment in 2012.
6,100,000 - The number of individuals in the U.S. who suffer from some form of bipolar disorder.
21% - The percentage of mothers polled in a recent BabyCenter survey who stated they have been diagnosed with postpartum depression. Approximately 40 percent of them did not seek medical treatment.
5,200,000 - The estimated number of adults who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in a given year.
7 - The number of people who die by suicide per hour in the Americas.
11% - The percentage of adolescents who have a depressive disorder before the age of 18.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older—or 9.2 percent of the population—had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication (such as a pain reliever, stimulant, or tranquilizer) in the past month. This is up from 8.3 percent in 2002. The increase mostly reflects a recent rise in the use of marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug.
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse Jan. 2014
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 23.5 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2009 (9.3 percent of persons aged 12 or older). Of these, only 2.6 million—11.2 percent of those who needed treatment—received it at a specialty facility.
SAMHSA also reports characteristics of admissions and discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities* in its Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). According to TEDS, there were 1.8 million admissions in 2008 for treatment of alcohol and drug abuse to facilities that report to State administrative data systems. Most treatment admissions (41.4 percent) involved alcohol abuse. Heroin and other opiates accounted for the largest percentage of drug-related admissions (20.0 percent), followed by marijuana (17.0 percent).
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse