Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
- 42.5 million of adults in America, 18.19 percent, suffer from a mental health issue.
- 19.7 million, or 8.46 percent, have a substance abuse problem.
- 8.8 million, or 3.77 percent of Americans have reported serious thoughts of suicide.
- The highest rates of emotional, behavioral or developmental issues among young people occur just west of the Appalachian Mountains, where poverty and social inequality are pervasive.
Meanwhile, there is a shortage of mental health care professionals — nationally there is only one provider for every 790 people, according to the report.