Mental Illness Is Common

Learn the latest statistics on mental illness.

  • On average, 130 people die by suicide every day.
  • Nearly 1 IN 3 in the U.S. lives with a mental illness.
  • 1 IN 5 teens and young adults lives with a mental health condition.
  • 50% of all mental illnesses 50% of all mental illnesses begin by age 14, and 75% by the mid-20s.begin by age 14, and 75% by the mid-20s.e mid-20s.
  • Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth age 15-19.
  • Nearly 1 IN 5 university students is affected with anxiety or depression.
  • Approximately 10.8 million full-time workers have a substance use disorder.
  • About 15% of adults aged 60 and over have a mental disorder.

Mental Illness Is Treatable

Find information, resources, and support for mental health and substance abuse.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


MENTAL ILLNESS Is A Topic For Discussion

Read stories, thoughts, and reflections from various resources offering insights on mental health.


Supportive Tips for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

By Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide | March 12, 2023

KEY POINTSSelf-Injury is clinically called Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and is often used to managed stress.NSSI is most common among adolescents and young adults, and the age of onset is between 12 and 14 years.Finding adaptive ways to express and endure challenges is the goal of treating NSSI.picmonkey What do these high profile individuals have in common?…

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Please Stop Saying Suicide Is Selfish

By Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide | March 12, 2023

I am a suicide survivor. I have made two attempts and survived. I have also lost my mother, my father, my paternal grandmother, an ex-husband and a friend all to suicide. Dealing with the multiple losses has left me at times in a state of fear that I must be a magnet for death, which…

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She Rises

By Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide | March 12, 2023

I’m sitting here thinking about the challenges we woman face on a daily basis. Though our circumstances are different, we all share the same challenges – health, family, finances, etc. When life gets too overwhelming, (and it’s becoming more often), I run to scripture where I find comfort and peace. So, I’m sharing this “Just…

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Workers can become alienated from work without this thing

By Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide | March 12, 2023

Before the COVID-19 pandemic upended life around the world, we were living in the most prosperous period in all of human history, and yet people weren’t happier or more fulfilled. Why? A rising collection of data confirm and illuminate the disconnect between prosperity and purpose. An incredibly high number of people express dissatisfaction with their…

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How Volunteering Improves Mental Health

By Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide | March 12, 2023

While sitting in a waiting room at a doctor’s office in 2014, I struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me. As we got acquainted, she told me she was deeply involved with an organization called the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). I hadn’t heard of it, but I was intrigued…