Mental Health

QUICK FACTS & STATISTICS

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]

Prevalence By Condition*


Overall

  • Number of US Adults with Mental Illness: 44 million [Source]
  • Percent of US Adults with Mental Illness: 18% [Source]

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% [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]

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 Of Mental Health Conditions 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.

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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