Mental Health Awareness Month

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Know the facts…

  • Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.

Any Mental Illness (AMI) Among Adults. (n.d.). Retrieved April 30, 2018 from https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers

  • Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year. Among adults with a serious mental illness, 62.9% received mental health services in the past year.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings, NSDUH Series H-50, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4927. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Retrieved April 30, 2018 from https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers

  • Individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions.

Colton, C.W. & Manderscheid, R.W. (2006). Congruencies in Increased Mortality Rates, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Causes of Death Among Public Mental Health Clients in Eight States. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy3(2), 1–14. Retrieved April 30, 2018 from https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers