Mental Health Awareness: 11 Statistics


1 in every 4 adults will experience a mental illness.

Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year. This includes unemployment, unnecessary disability, substance abuse and more.

70-90% of individuals with mental illness saw improvement in their symptoms and quality of life after participating in some form of treatment.

Globally, close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. 

Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression.

40 million (18.1%) adults in the US suffer from Anxiety, yet only 36.9% suffering receive treatment.

7.5 percent of college students also reported earlier this year that they seriously considered suicide in the last 12 months.

Approximately 1.2% of Americans (3.2 million) are diagnosed with schizophrenia.

In a given year, bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population.

10-20% of new mothers experience Postpartum Depression.

An estimated 8% of Americans − 24.4 million people − have PTSD at any given time. That is equal to the total population of Texas.

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