- One in five people in the United States experience a mental illness each year. Mental illness affects more than one million people in Colorado
- Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—10 million, or 4.2%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
- Approximately 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe or persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders.
- Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. More than 90 percent of those who die by suicide had one or more mental disorders.
- 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
- Serious mental illness costs America $192.2 billion in lost earning every year.
- Nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness didn't receive mental health services in the previous year.
- African American and Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about half the rate of whites in the past year and Asian Americans at abou one-third the rate.
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General Mental Health Facts & Figures
Children Mental Health Facts & Figures
Multicultural Mental Health Facts & Figures