Here is some helpful information about mental health and substance use in America:
- 1 in 5 adults (52.9 million adults) in the U.S. experienced mental illness in 2020.
- 40.3 million people aged 12 or over had a substance use disorder in 2020.
- 32.1% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experienced a substance use disorder in 2020.
- Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.
- 1 in 3 young adults (aged 18-25) in the U.S. experienced mental illness in 2020.
- 1 in 6 adolescents (aged 12-17) in the U.S. experienced a major depressive episode in 2020.
- 54% of adults with mental illness did not receive treatment in 2020.
- The average delay between symptom onset and treatment for mental illness is 11 years.
- 22.3 million Americans live in recovery after some form of substance use disorder.
- 3 out of 4 people who experience addiction eventually recover
thenationalcouncil.org/mental- health-awareness-month national council for mental health awareness, 2022)