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Mental Health Facts

 

Did you know:

Mental health problems are actually very common. Statistics show that annually about:

  • 1 in 5 American adults experiences a mental health issue
  • 1 in 10 young people experiences a period of major depression
  • 1 in 25 Americans live with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It accounts for the loss of more than 41,000 American lives each year, more than double the number of lives lost to homicide. (www.mentalhealth.gov)

On average 12% of deaths in Franklin County in the last 4 years were due to suicide.

Did you also know that only 44% of adults and 20% of children who meet the criteria for a mental health disorder actually receive treatment?

 

 

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