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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).