Mental health issues in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on mental health issues in the U.S.

This dossier provides some of the most important facts and figures concerning mental health and illnesses in the United States. The issue of mental health is becoming increasingly important in the United States as the number of people with mental disorders is steadily rising. This document provides information on regional aspects, prevalence of the most common mental health issues in the U.S. and the connection between mental illness and substance use.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Mental illness among U.S. women 2008-2018

    • Any mental illness among U.S. men 2008-2018

    • Any mental illness in the past year among U.S. adults by age and gender 2018

    • Percentage of adults with poor mental health in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

    • U.S. females who reported their mental health was poor 2015-2017, by ethnicity

    • Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. adults by age and gender 2018

    • Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. youths by gender 2004-2018

    • Persons with serious psychological distress in the U.S. 1997-2016

    • Persons with serious psychological distress 1997-2016, by gender

    • Persons with serious psychological distress in the U.S. by age 2015-2016

  • 2. Regions and states
    • Top U.S. states with the highest percentage of poor mental health among adults 2017

    • Top U.S. states with the lowest percentage of poor mental health among adults 2017

    • U.S. females who reported their mental health was poor 2015-2017, by state

    • Persons with serious psychological distress in the U.S. by region 2008-2016

  • 3. Prevalence of select disorders
    • Percentage of the U.S. population that had anxiety disorders from 1990 to 2017

    • Percentage of the U.S. population with anxiety disorders from 1990 to 2017, by gender

    • Percentage of the U.S. population that had depression from 1990 to 2017

    • Share of adults with depression in the U.S. from 2013 to 2016, by age

    • Percentage of the U.S. population with bipolar disorder from 1990 to 2017

    • Share of the U.S. population with an eating disorder from 1990 to 2017

    • Share of the U.S. population with an eating disorder from 1990 to 2017, by gender

    • Share of the U.S. population with schizophrenia from 1990 to 2017

  • 4. Mental illness and substance use
    • Alcohol dependence or abuse among U.S. adults by level of mental illness 2018

    • Substance dependence or abuse among U.S. adults by level of mental illness 2017

    • Co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder - U.S. adults by gender 2018

    • Co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder U.S. 2018, by employment

    • Substance use among adults in the U.S. by any mental illness 2018

    • Substance use among youths in the U.S. by major depressive episode 2018

  • 5. Public opinion
    • U.S. adults' opinions on the degree to which mental health is taken seriously in 2018

    • Is public investment in mental health research enough in U.S. 2018

    • U.S. adults' opinions on if mental health issues need treatment as of 2018

    • U.S. adults' opinions on the use of mental health as an excuse as of 2018

    • U.S. adults' opinions on if mental health issues are over-diagnosed as of 2018

  • 6. Miscellaneous
    • U.S. adults' opinions on employer provided mental health help as of 2018

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by serious psychological distress 2018

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by major depressive episode 2018

    • Total mental health funding by National Institutes for Health 2013-2020

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