Mental Illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live
With a mental illness (46.6 million in 2017). Mental illnesses include many different
Conditions that vary in degree of severity, ranging from mild to moderate to severe. Two
Broad categories can be used to describe these conditions: Any Mental Illness (AMI)
And Serious Mental Illness (SMI). AMI encompasses all recognized mental illnesses.
SMI is a smaller and more severe subset of AMI.
Any mental illness (AMI) is defined as a mental, behavior, or emotional disorder. AMI can vary in impact, ranging from no impairment to mild, moderate, and even severe impairment (e.g. individuals with serious mental illness as defined below).
Serious mental illness (SMI) is defined as a mental, behavior, or emotional disorder resulting in serious functional impairment, which sustainability interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. The burden of mental illnesses is particularly concentrated among those who experience disability due to SMI.
1-5 children ages 15-18 have, or will have a serious Mental Illness. Mental Health Statistics shows that 20% of youths live with a mental health condition. 11% of youth have a mood disorder while 10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder and 8% of youth have an anxiety disorder.
50% of lifetime cases of mental health illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. The average delay between onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 yrs.
37% of students with mental health condition age 14 and older dropout of school- the highest dropout rate of any disability group. 70% of youth in state and local juvenile systems have a mental illness.
Sadly, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24 and 90% of those who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness.
Learn what warning signs to look for and what you can do as a parent or guardian to get the needed support for children with mental health illnesses.
-By the numbers (Children) info source-
1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental health illness. Nearly 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in America live with a serious mental illness. Again, one-half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three quarters by age 24.
1 in 100 (2.4 million) American adults live with schizophrenia, 2.6% (6.1 million) of American adults live with bipolar disorder while 6.9% (16 million) of American adults live with major depression and 18.1% (42 million) of American adults live with anxiety disorders.
Approximately 10.2 million adults have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders, with approximately 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and approximately 24% of state prisoners have a “recent history of a mental condition.”-U.S. D.O.J.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease.
Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings every year. 90% of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental health illness. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Nearly 60% of adults and 50% of youth aged 8-15 didn’t receive mental health services in the previous year.
-By the numbers (Adult) info source-
LifeInSight Biotherapeutics Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established to fund collaborative research designed to optimize treatments for mental illness and substance use disorders. In 2016, a team of elite scientists from some of the most prestigious medical universities in the country formed an alliance to develop such treatments.
This alliance allows them to closely collaborate and integrate their research among each of their University’s programs. The collaboration would greatly assist with their research efforts and speed the process of developing treatments, or cures, for these mental health disorders. These Universities have now achieved sufficient scientific and technological advancements to declare that within our lifetime, we will improve treatments for mental health disorders.
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