Framing America’s Mental Health Crisis


 

40 MILLION
AMERICANS


suffer from some form of mental illness

ANXIETY (18%),
DEPRESSION (7%),
& BIPOLAR DISORDERS (3%)


are the most prevalent
mental illnesses in the US

 

WOMEN ARE
MORE LIKELY

to have anxiety (60%),
and depression than men

45% OF PEOPLE


with mental illness do not
access care due to stigma

ONLY 25% OF STUDENTS


with mental health issues
seek help due to stigma

 

55% OF COUNTIES


in the U.S. do not
have any psychiatrists


The number of psychiatrists working with public sector and insured populations


FELL BY 10%


in the decade
leading up to 2013


77% OF COUNTIES


have “severe shortages” of psychiatrists and other behavioral health providers

 

OVER HALF OF PEOPLE


with some mental illnesses have
co-occurring physical conditions

 

HEALTH CARE COSTS CAN DOUBLE


when a mental and
physical illness co-occur

A QUARTER
OF PEOPLE


who have had a stroke will still have depression five years later

 
 

Life expectancy may be

REDUCED BY UP
TO 10 YEARS


when a mental and
physical illness
co-occur

Persons with bipolar disorder


ARE THREE TIMES
MORE LIKELY


to develop type 2 diabetes

90% OF SUICIDES


are by people with
mental illness

18-22
VETERANS


commit suicide
every day

Loss of earnings by
people with mental
illness is


$192 BILLION A YEAR

Anxiety disorders
(including PTSD)
cost the US


$40+ BILLION A YEAR

Total cost of
serious mental
illness in the US is


$300+ BILLION A YEAR

 
 

40 MILLION
AMERICANS


suffer from some form of mental illness


ANXIETY (18%), DEPRESSION (7%),
& BIPOLAR DISORDERS (3%)


are the most prevalent
mental illnesses in the US

 
 

WOMEN ARE
MORE LIKELY

to have anxiety (60%),
and depression than men

 

45% OF
PEOPLE


with mental illness do not access care due to stigma


ONLY 25%
OF STUDENTS


with mental health issues seek help due to stigma

 
 

55% OF COUNTIES


in the U.S. do not
have any psychiatrists


The number of psychiatrists working with public sector and insured populations


FELL BY 10%


in the decade
leading up to 2013


77% OF COUNTIES


have “severe shortages” of psychiatrists and other behavioral health providers

 
 

OVER HALF OF PEOPLE


with some mental illnesses have
co-occurring physical conditions


 

HEALTH CARE COSTS CAN DOUBLE


when a mental and physical illness co-occur


A QUARTER OF PEOPLE


who have had a stroke will still have depression five years later


Life expectancy may be


REDUCED BY UP TO 10 YEARS


when a mental and physical illness co-occur


Persons with bipolar disorder


ARE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY


to develop type 2 diabetes

 
 

90% OF SUICIDES


are by people with mental illness


18-22 VETERANS


commit suicide every day

 

Loss of earnings by people with mental illness is


$192 BILLION A YEAR


Anxiety disorders (including PTSD) cost the US


$40+ BILLION A YEAR


Total cost of serious mental illness in the US is


$300+ BILLION A YEAR

 

Through deeper insights into the client’s personal journey, together, we can improve the path from mental illness to wellness.