Mental Health By The Numbers

Publication Date: Jan 06, 2022

The following is a fantastic resource produced by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They have created several infographics meant to share key data and points surrounding mental health and awareness, and we are happy to share this resource with you. Click here to be redirected to their website to learn how you can access these wonderful resources. 

"Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. It’s important to measure how common mental illness is, so we can understand its physical, social and financial impact — and so we can show that no one is alone. These numbers are also powerful tools for raising public awareness, stigma-busting and advocating for better health care. The information on these infographics and this page comes from studies conducted by organizations like Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Justice. The terminology used reflects what is used in original studies. Terms like “serious mental illness,” “mental illness” or “mental health disorders” may all seem like they’re referring to the same thing, but in fact refer to specific diagnostic groups for that particular study" (NAMI, 2022).