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Mental Health in the US
* According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 46.6 million adults aged 18 or older dealt with any mental illness. This represents 18.9%, or 1 in 5, of all U.S. adults.
* Specifically in New York, 56.9% of adults with a mental illness received no treatment. Adults within the range of ages 18-25 sought out treatment the least among the surveyed population.
* Additionally, African Americans and Hispanic Americans each use mental health services at about half the rate of Caucasian Americans and Asian Americans at about one-third the rate.
Consequences of lack of treatment
* Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Despite effective treatment, there are long delays—sometimes decades—between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help.
* Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., and the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 10–34. More than 90% of people who die by suicide show symptoms of a mental health condition.