Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets on Mental Illnesses

Adults  (Easy Reading Version = ERV)

Youth (Easy Reading Version = ERV)

Treatment

Fact Sheets on Medications for Mental Illnesses

Fact Sheets on Childhood Grief

  • There are seven fact sheets available through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) website including information for pediatric providers, families and caregivers, mental health providers, military families and personnel, the media, and school personnel. Find these NCTSN fact sheets, here.

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General Facts About Mental Illnesses

  • Mental Illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or socioeconomic status.
  • About one in four American adults experiences an episode of mental illness per year.
  • Individuals, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, with a mental illness are those around us – our neighbors, our friends, family and co-workers.
  • Four million children and adolescents in this country suffer from a serious mental health disorder that causes significant functional impairments at home, at school and with peers.
  • Mental health disorders account for more disability that any other illness, including cancer and heart disease reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).