Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S Mental Health

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One in four (25.5%) young people ages 18-24 “seriously considered suicide in the past 30 days,” which translates into 82.5 million young men and women across the country contemplating ending their lives.

40% of U.S. adults reported struggling with mental health or substance use in the prior 30 days.

Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) September 2020 Survey.

A growing percentage of youth in the U.S. live with major depression.

15.08% of youth experienced a major depressive episode in the past year, a 1.24% increase from last year’s dataset. In the bottom-ranked states, up to 19% of youth ages 12-17 experienced major depression.

Over half of adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment, totaling over 27 million adults in the U.S. who are going untreated.

In Hawaii, the bottom-ranked state, 67% of adults with a mental illness did not receive treatment. Even in Vermont, the top-ranked state in the U.S., 43% of adults experiencing a mental illness were not receiving treatment.

Source: Mental Health America

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