Mental Health Statistics

  • 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14

  • Over 90% of all completed suicides are associated with mental illness.
  • Depression is associated with 60% of all completed suicides.

  • 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.

  • An estimated 25% of adolescents experience depression -- 67% of those fail to receive mental health care.

  • The National Institute of Mental Health says bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults every year.

  • 40 million adults in the United States struggle with an anxiety disorder.

Mental Health Grades By State

The National Alliance on Mental Illness gave the USA an overall grade of D for its delivery of mental health care in a 2009 report. The organization found problems in every state, but some fared better than others. Updated reports in 2011 have documented additional cutbacks and challenges.

Map via USA Today - Click on the map to learn more.

Map via USA Today - Click on the map to learn more.