Global events of the last three years have been highly stressful for most of us. CNN reports that nine in ten U.S. adults believe that the United States is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Recently published data from SAMHSA’s NSDUH 2021 (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) are gloomy, indicating that in the previous year:
- Almost one in four over-18s had a mental illness.
- Almost one in three young adults (18 to 25) had a mental illness.
- 57.8 million U.S. adults had AMI (any mental illness).
- 14 million U.S. adults reported an SMI (serious mental illness).
More adults who reported a serious mental illness engaged with treatment than those who reported experiencing any mental illness. While young adults aged 18 to 25 were most susceptible to mental health issues, this demographic had the lowest rates of treatment.