Mental health treatment or counseling among U.S. adults 2002-2017

Number of U.S. adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past year from 2002 to 2017 (in millions)

Mental health treatment or counseling among U.S. adults 2002-2017 This statistic shows the number of U.S. adults who received mental health treatment or counseling within the previous year from 2002 to 2017. In 2017, it was estimated that around 36 million adults in the U.S. received mental health treatment or counseling at some time in the previous year.
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Number of U.S. adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past year from 2002 to 2017 (in millions)

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Number of people in millions
200227.2
200327.9
200427.5
200528.2
200628.4
200729.6
200830.2
200930.3
201031.5
201131.6
201234.1
201334.6
201435.5
201534.2
201634.9
201736.4
Number of people in millions
200227.2
200327.9
200427.5
200528.2
200628.4
200729.6
200830.2
200930.3
201031.5
201131.6
201234.1
201334.6
201435.5
201534.2
201634.9
201736.4
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This statistic shows the number of U.S. adults who received mental health treatment or counseling within the previous year from 2002 to 2017. In 2017, it was estimated that around 36 million adults in the U.S. received mental health treatment or counseling at some time in the previous year.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2002 to 2017
Number of respondents
base: around 70,000
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Questionnaire
Supplementary notes
Mental Health Services is defined as having received inpatient treatment/counseling or outpatient treatment/counseling or having used prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents were not to include treatment for drug or alcohol use. Respondents with unknown treatment/counseling information were excluded.
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