Mental health treatment usage among U.S. residents in 2018, by generation

This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. residents who reported they had received help from a psychologist or other mental health professional as of 2018, by generation. According to the data, among those in Generation Z, 37 percent had received mental health help. Comparatively, just 15 percent of older adults had received mental health help.

Percentage of U.S. residents who received help from a mental health professional as of 2018, by generation

Percentage of respondents
Gen Z37%
Millennials35%
Gen Xers26%
Boomers22%
Older adults15%
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Sources

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 27, 2018 to August 28, 2018

Number of respondents

around 3,700

Supplementary notes

For the purposes of this survey, generations are grouped as follows: Gen Zs (15–21), Millennials (22–39 years old), Gen Xers (40–53 years old), Baby Boomers (54–72 years old) and Matures or older adults (age 73 or older). When “Gen Zs” is used, it refers to the overall group (ages 15–21), unless otherwise specified (e.g., Gen Z adults meaning 18-21 or Gen Z teens, 15-17 only). Please note: where descriptions refer to Gen Z adults this means that questions were not asked of the 15-17 age group so no comparative data for that age group exists.

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