Mental Health Stats

Depression is a common illness worldwide, estimated 350 million people affected.
Depression and other mental health conditions are on the rise globally.

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S.
(more common than homicide)

61,500,000
One in four adults experience a mental health disorder in a given year.

$100,000,000,000
Estimated economic cost of untreated mental illness in the U.S.

800,000
Estimated number of people globally who die by suicide each year.

350,000,000
Number of people worldwide who are affected by depression.

40,000,000
Number of adults who suffer from anxiety disorders in the U.S.

30%
Number of college students who reported feeling depressed to the point where it negatively impacted their ability to function. Approximately 7.5 percent also reported that they seriously considered suicide.

22
The (potentially underestimated) number of veterans who die by suicide each day, according to a 2013 report by researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

3,500,000
Number of Americans who suffer from schizophrenia.

6,100,000
Number of individuals in the U.S. who suffer from some form of bipolar disorder.

21%
Percentage of mothers polled who stated they have been diagnosed with postpartum depression.

5,200,000
Estimated number of adults who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in a given year.

7
Number of people who die by suicide per hour in the Americas.

11%
Percentage of adolescents who have a depressive disorder before the age of 18.

90%
Percentage of people who die by suicide who also had a mental health disorder.