13 Shocking Facts That Show How Widespread Mental Illness Is In The U.S.

An average of 108 lives are lost to suicide each day.

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This data reflects the most recent information available in the United States gathered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. These mental illness statistics may not represent the full extent of the problem due to underreporting.

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*Frequent Mental Distress occurs when a person suffers between 14-30 "mentally unhealthy days" each month. This includes suffering from depression, stress, or emotional issues which can affect people from participating in their usual activities such as work, social outings, or self-care.

According to CDC from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Health Related Quality of Life survey.

If you are in crisis, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)