mental health statistics

Do Mental Health Statistics Matter?

It seems we are constantly being bombarded with sensational mental health statistics, each source offering one more shocking statistic than the next.  With hopes of eliciting a reaction, many seem impossible to believe, their sole point only to provoke fear. Unfortunately, in the case of mental illness the numbers likely don’t exaggerate.  A few of the most recent stats presented by NAMI National are: Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.-43.8 million, or 18.5%-experiences mental illness in a given year. Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13-18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. ForRead More