Quick Facts and Statistics About Mental Health

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General Mental Health Data

Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year. [Source]

46 percent of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14. [Source]

Number of US Adults with Mental Illness: 44 million [Source]

Percent of US Adults with Mental Illness: 18% [Source]

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Prevalence by Condition

Anxiety

Lifetime prevalence of any Anxiety Disorder:

31.6% [Source]

Number of US Adults with Anxiety Disorders:

42.5 million [Source]

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in America

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]

Bipolar Disorder

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

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

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

Depression

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]

Major depression is one of the most common

mental illnesses. [Source]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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

Percent of People (ages 13+) in 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

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 Community

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

Number of Asian Americans with Mental Illness: 2.2 million

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 most 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]

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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