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May 2022

Mental Illness Affects Us All.

Millions of Americans each year are affected by mental illness. One in six U.S. youth aged 6-17 reported experiencing a mental health disorder in 2020. One out of three 18-25 year-olds did the same. And 32% of adults 18+ reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder.

Mental health affects us all. It’s beyond time to address this crisis in our local communities. That’s why we’re participating in Mental Health Awareness Month. We hope you’ll join us in raising awareness about this important issue, for the sake of our youth, their families, and our collective future.

Mental Health Facts

While it’s hard to read about how mental illness affects each of us and our communities, it’s so important to understand the issue. Below you’ll find key statistics on mental health in America. Source: the National Alliance on Mental Illness (nami.org).

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year

  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year

  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year

  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34

  • 21% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2020 (52.9 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.

  • 5.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2020 (14.2 million people). This represents 1 in 20 adults.

  • 16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 million people)

  • 6.7% of U.S. adults experienced a co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness in 2020 (17 million people)

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Stay tuned for stories and resources related to Hanna’s work in addressing mental health.

Hanna is working to help youth and families overcome the affects of trauma and mental illness to live fully healthy lives.

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