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