Mental Health Awareness Month - What do the numbers tell us?

From InterAct LifeLine

During Mental Health Awareness Month, it is crucial to emphasize the significance of prioritizing mental health. This observance underscores the importance of raising awareness, reducing stigma, and promoting understanding of mental health challenges. By focusing on mental health, we can encourage open conversations, provide support, and advocate for accessible resources and treatment options. It is an opportunity to highlight the impact of mental health on individuals, families, and communities, emphasizing the need for proactive approaches to mental well-being throughout the year.

Reasons Focusing on Mental Health is Important

1 in 5

US Adults will experience a mental health illness this year.


Only 47% of adults with mental illness seek treatment.

1 in 20

Adults who have their mental illness categorized as severe.


Adults with a severe mental illness seek and receive treatment.


Of lifetime mental illnesses begin at the age of 14.


Of lifetime mental illnesses begin at by the age of 24


Of Americans believe that there is a mental health crisis in America today.

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