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The Need

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The Numbers Behind The Need:

  • 44 million US adults suffer from mental illness(1)
  • 60% of those with mental illness don’t receive treatment(1)
  • 23 million Americans suffer from addiction(1)
  • 88% of Americans with addiction are not treated(1)
  • 50% of people suffering from addiction have a co-occurring mental illness(1)
  • Less than a third of people with depression receive treatment(2)
  • The economic cost of untreated mental illness is > $100 billion annually in the US(4)
  • 4,000 locations in the US are defined as mental health professional shortage areas, with a ratio of population to mental health professionals that is greater than 6,000:1(5)
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, with 44,000 annual deaths(6)
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the US for people ages 15-24(6)

Treatment Works: Up to 90% of people with mental illness have significant improvement and decreased symptoms with effective treatment(7)

  • (1) Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Services Administration
  • (2) Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine
  • (3) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • (4) Health Resources and Services Administration
  • (5) Centers for Disease Control
  • (6) National Institutes of Health
  • (7) National Alliance on Mental Illness