Mental health issues in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on mental health issues in the U.S.

This dossier provides some of the most important facts and figures concerning mental health and illnesses in the United States. The issue of mental health is becoming increasingly important in the United States as the number of people with mental disorders is steadily rising. This document provides information on regional aspects, services, prevalence, medical treatment, medical facilities and the connection between mental illness and substance use.

Table of contents

  • 1. Prevalence
    • Any mental illness in the past year among U.S. adults by age and gender 2017

    • Share of adults with depression in the U.S. from 2013 to 2016, by age

    • Share of adults with depression in the U.S. from 2007 to 2016, by gender

    • Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. adults by age and gender 2017

    • Percentage of adults with poor mental health in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

    • Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. youths by gender 2004-2017

    • Persons with serious psychological distress in the U.S. 1997-2016

    • Persons with serious psychological distress 1997-2016, by gender

    • Persons with serious psychological distress in the U.S. by age 2015-2016

  • 2. Regions and states
    • Persons with serious psychological distress in the U.S. by region 2008-2016

    • Top U.S. states with the highest percentage of poor mental health among adults 2017

    • Top U.S. states with the lowest percentage of poor mental health among adults 2017

    • U.S. mental health workforce rate 2016, by state

  • 3. Mental illness and substance use
    • Alcohol dependence or abuse among U.S. adults by level of mental illness 2017

    • Substance dependence or abuse among U.S. adults by level of mental illness 2017

    • Co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder - U.S. adults by gender 2017

    • Co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder U.S. 2017, by employment

    • Substance use among adults in the U.S. by any mental illness 2017

    • Substance use among youths in the U.S. by major depressive episode 2017

  • 4. Services and treatment
    • Adults that have been treated for a mental health condition in the U.S. as of 2018

    • Type of professional seen among U.S. adults with a major depressive episode 2017

    • Mental health service use by U.S. adults 2002-2017, by type of care

    • Receipt of mental health services among U.S. adults by level of illness 2017

    • Share of U.S. adults who received mental health treatment by poverty status 2017

    • Reasons for not receiving mental health services among U.S. adults 2017

    • Treatment received by U.S. youths with major depressive episode by gender 2017

    • Reasons for receiving specialty mental health services among U.S. youths 2017

    • U.S. college students that had received select mental health services as of fall 2017

    • Primary mental health issues among college students 2016-2017

  • 5. Facilities
    • Top hospitals for adult psychiatry in the U.S. 2018

    • Mental health treatment facilities treating specific age groups U.S. 2017

    • Mental health treatment facilities by setting of services in the U.S. 2017

    • Share of mental health facilities offering specific services and practices U.S. 2017

    • Mental health facilities offering programs for specific client groups U.S. 2017

    • Mental health facilities with walk-in emergency services in US regions 2017

    • Mental health treatment facilities accepting Medicare U.S. 2017 by region

  • 6. Medication
    • Adults that have taken medication for mental health in the U.S. as of 2018

    • Mental health medication use among U.S. college students in treatment 2016-2017

    • Leading therapy areas for U.S. drug spending 2016

    • U.S. adults receiving mental health treatment by prescription medication 2005-2017

    • Common Medicaid antidepressant prescriptions by product 2013-2015

  • 7. Public opinion
    • U.S. adults' opinions on the degree to which mental health is taken seriously in 2018

    • Is public investment in mental health research enough in U.S. 2018

    • U.S. adults' opinions on if mental health issues need treatment as of 2018

    • U.S. adults' opinions on the use of mental health as an excuse as of 2018

    • U.S. adults' opinions on if mental health issues are over-diagnosed as of 2018

  • 8. Miscellaneous
    • U.S. adults' opinions on employer provided mental health help as of 2018

    • Mental health services U.S. employees would use if offered 2017, by generation

    • Mental health status of U.S. suicide cases in 2015, by gender

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by serious psychological distress 2017

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by major depressive episode 2017

    • Total mental health funding by National Institutes for Health 2013-2018

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