10 facts about mental illness
One in five people will experience a mental illness in a given year.
Fifty percent of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life. Half of those people will develop conditions by age 14.
Approximately 20% of the world's children and adolescents have mental disorders or problems.
Mental and substance abuse disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide.
More than 800,000 people commit suicide every year.
Most people with depression and bipolar disorder do not seek help or may not do so for years, which allows time for additional problems to develop.
In 2002, 450 million people worldwide were living with a mental illness.
In 2015, 14% of the global burden of disease was attributed to mental disorders. Most of the affected individuals don't have access to the treatment they need.
Serious mental illness costs Americans $193.2 billion in lost earnings every year.
Mental disorders are important risk factors for other diseases, as well as unintentional and intentional injury.
Stages of mental health conditions
Mental illness is the only chronic condition that often goes untreated until it reaches stage 4. Know the signs, symptoms, and stages—you could help someone identify a mental health issue, potentially saving them years of struggle.