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Children and Teen Mental Health Statistics

  • 1 in 5 children age 13-18 have, or will have a mental illness
  • 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition
  • 11% of youth have a mood disorder
  • 10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder
  • 8% of youth have an anxiety disorder
  • 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24
  • The average delay between onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years
  • Approximately 50% of students age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of high school
  • 70% of youth in state and local juvenile justice systems have a mental illness
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth ages 10 - 24
  • 90% of those who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness

Hotlines and Resources

National Institute of Mental Health Retrieved June 29, 2018, from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/

 

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Mental Health Stats

  • Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.
  • 1.1% of adults in the U.S. live with schizophrenia.
  • 2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder.
  • 6.9% of adults in the U.S.—16 million—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
  • 18.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias.
  • Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness.
  • More than 90% of children who die by suicide have a mental health condition.
  • Each day an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide.
  • Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year.
  • Just over half (50.6%) of children aged 8-15 received mental health services in the previous year.

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