- An estimated 22% of Americans ages 18 and older (about 1 in 5 adults), suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder.
- 4 out of 10 leading causes of disability in the US and other developed countries are mental health disorders.
- Major depression is the leading cause of disability in the US.
- Nearly twice as many women (12.0%) as men (6.6%) are affected by depression.
- Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among Americans ages 15-24 and the 9th leading cause of death overall.
- For most mental health disorders, there is generally not just one, but a range of effective treatments.
- Studies reveal that less than one-third of adults with a diagnosable mental health disorder, and even a smaller proportion of children receive any mental health services.