Did You know...
1 in 3 Americans are suffering from a mental disorder in any given year…that is over 75 million people.
•About 30 to 50% of adults will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. More than 50% of them experience moderate to severe symptoms, yet only about 20% of those with mental illness receive professional help.
•Women fall victim to depression about twice as often as men do.
•About 12% of women will suffer clinical depression over their lifetime
•Depression is the number one cause of suicides. Depression also weakens your immune system making you vulnerable for physical diseases.
•The population affected by depression is increasing each year. And specialists predict that by 2020, depression would become the 2nd most common health problem throughout the world.
•Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
•Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
•Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
•Nearly 7.8 million women have been raped by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
•The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion of which is for direct medical and mental health services
•Mental status tests are used to determine whether a disease or condition is affecting a person’s thinking abilities, and whether a person’s mental condition.
•Approximately 19.1 million American adults ages 18 to 54, or about 13.3% of people in this age group in any given year, have an anxiety disorder.
•Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in the United States today.
•Women are more likely than men to suffer from anxiety disorders. Approximately twice as many women as men suffer from panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and specific phobia, though about equal numbers of women and men have obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia.
•Alcohol abuse is the most common symptom of PTSD in men, occurring in 51.9 percent of those with the disorder.
•Depression is the most common symptom among female PTSD sufferers, being diagnosed in 48.5 percent of cases.
•The overall likelihood of an American developing PTSD is 7.8 percent for men and 10.4 percent for women.
•During any given year, 5.2 million Americans will exhibit the symptoms of PTSD. That’s about 3.6 percent of American adults aged 18