Monday, October 7, 2013
Mental Illness Awareness Week is this week!
In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, here are some Mental Illness Facts and Numbers, provided by NAMI!
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~ One in four adults−approximately 61.5 million
Americans−experience mental illness in a given
year. One in 17−about 13.6 million−live with a serious
mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression
or bipolar disorder.
~ Approximately 20 percent of youth ages 13 to 18
experience severe mental disorders in a given year. For
ages 8 to 15, the estimate is 13 percent.
~ Approximately 1.1 percent of American adults—
about 2.6 million people—live with schizophrenia.
~ Approximately 2.6 percent of American adults−6.1
million people−live with bipolar disorder.
~ Approximately 6.7 percent of American adults−about
14.8 million people−live with major depression.4
~ Approximately 18.1 percent of American adults−about
42 million people−live with anxiety disorders, such as
panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized
anxiety disorder and phobias.
~ About 9.2 million adults have co-occurring mental
health and addiction disorders.
~Approximately 26 percent of homeless adults staying
in shelters live with serious mental illness and an
estimated 46 percent live with severe mental illness
and/or substance use disorders.
~ Approximately 20 percent of state prisoners and 21
percent of local jail prisoners have “a recent history” of
a mental health condition.
~ Seventy percent of youth in juvenile justice systems
have at least one mental health condition and at least
20 percent live with a severe mental illness.