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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mental Health Facts

10 Mental Health Facts in The United States

      Here's 10 facts of mental health in the United States you should know

  1. As of 2013, 34.6 million adults (14.6% of the population) received mental health services during the past 12 months.
  2. In 2014, there were an estimated 43.6 million adults (age 18 or older) in the US with a mental illness.
  3. 20% of youth (ages 13-18) live with a mental health condition
  4. 4 of the 10 leading causes of disability in the US and other developed countries are: mental disorders, which include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  

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  5. Between 70 and 90% of people with mental illnesses experience a significant reduction of symptoms and an improved quality of life, with proper care and treatment.
  6. More than 2/3 of Americans who have a mental illness live in the community and lead productive lives.
  7. Serious mental illnesses include: major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and borderline personality disorder.
  8. Every year, as many as 8 million Americans who have serious mental illnesses don’t receive adequate treatment.
  9. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
  10. Mental illnesses can affect people of any age, race, religion, or income. It is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, and ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

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