Statistics about Mental Health

  • 792 million people lived with a mental health disorder in 2017 across the world
  • 970 million people suffer from mental or substance use disorders across the world
  • Only 50.6% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 with a mental health disorder received treatment in 2016
  • Only 43.3% of U.S. adults with mental illness received treatment in 2018
  • 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences a mental health condition in a given year
  • Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. Early intervention programs can help.

These statistics are from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Our World in Data, resources that are linked below


  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline : 1-800-273-TALK
  • Crisis Text Line : Text HOME to 741741
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness : 1-800-951-NAMI

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