About Mental Health
Mental Health Statistics
Mental health effects everyone, everywhere, all the time. Even if your own mental health is, well, healthy, a loved one suffering means you’re suffering to. The following are some mental health statistics to be aware of courtesy of MentalHealth.gov.
- One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue
- One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression
- One in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It accounts for the loss of more than 41,000 American lives each year, more than double the number of lives lost to homicide.
- Half of all mental health disorders show first signs before a person turns 14 years old, and three quarters of mental health disorders begin before age 24.
- Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including: Biological factors, physical illness, injury, altered brain chemistry, history of abuse, and family history of mental health problems.
Mental health is something than cannot be quickly diagnosed and prescribed a pill. As you can see from the facts above, many factors contribute to the various levels of mental health. If you or a love one is suffering with mental health issues, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment to see our doctors.