Mental health treatment or counseling among adults in the U.S. 2002-2022

Number of U.S. adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past year from 2002 to 2022

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Release date

November 2023


North America, United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2022

Number of respondents

71,369 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview


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.
* Due to methodological changes in 2022, caution should be used when comparing figures for 2022 with previous years. Please see source for further information on methodology.
Figures prior to 2022 were taken from the previous year's report and can be found here on page 1037.

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