Mental Health Awareness

One important health matter we should all be aware about is our Mental Health. It has a wide variation of different topics to discuss, let’s learn a few about it today.


  • Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.

  • 46 percent of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14.


  • Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide.

  • Having a mental illness can make it challenging to live everyday life and maintain recovery. Let’s look at some of the ways mental illness can impact lives and how the impact can ripple out.


  • People with serious mental illness have an increased risk for chronic disease, like diabetes or cancer.

  • 18% of U.S adults with mental illness also have a substance use disorder.

  • Rates of cardiometabolic disease are twice as high in adults with serious mental illness.


  • 21% of people experiencing homelessness also have a serious mental illness.

  • 37% of people incarcerated in state and federal prison have a diagnosed mental condition.

  • 70% of youth in the juvenile justice system have at least one mental health condition.

  • 1 in 8 all visits to U.S emergency departments are related to mental and substance use disorders.

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