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Stats for Mental Health Pandemic

The biggest existential threat to humanity post Covid is the Mental Health Pandemic. 40% of people need mental health care now. Only a fraction receive the effective care they need.

If you are wondering why everyone seems more angry, more polarized, more aggressive, and less compassionate, it is the mental health pandemic.

If you are wondering why people do not want to go back to work (leading to supply chain and logistic problems, thus inflation) and why there are wars being waged around the world, it is the mental health pandemic.

Almost 30% of all adults with a mental illness reported that they were not able to receive the treatment they needed.

42% of adults with mental illness reported they were unable to receive necessary care because they could not afford it.

Almost 25% of adults who report experiencing 14 or more mentally unhealthy days each month were not able to see a doctor due to costs.

60% of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment.

 

Almost 80% of Asian youth with major depression did not receive mental health services.

94% of Americans with a substance use disorder did not receive any form of treatment last year.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for more than 1% of all deaths.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 15-24.
More years of life are lost to suicide than to any other single cause except heart disease and cancer.
Every year for the last 20 years, over 6000 veterans commit suicide.
Unreported veteran suicides are just that, unreported.
There could be thousands more per year that are unreported.
Over 18 veterans per day commit suicide.
That is 1 every single hour that we are awake.
Almost 46,000 suicides occur in America per year.
Approximately 126 suicides per day or 1 every 8 minutes we are awake.

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