Mental Health Statistics of 2022
Mental health is an increasingly important topic in today’s society.
In the United States, one in five adults experiences mental illness each year, and the prevalence of mental health conditions is projected to continue rising in the coming years. In this blog, we will discuss some of the most recent mental health statistics of 2022.
First and foremost, it’s important to note that mental health conditions are more common than many people realize.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about one in five adults in the U.S. (18.5% of all adults) experience mental illness each year. This number is even higher among adults aged 18-25, where one in four adults experience mental illness.
In addition to the high prevalence of mental illness in adults, youth mental health is also a growing concern.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in five children aged 3-17 (21.4%) have a diagnosable mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. This is even higher among adolescents aged 12-17, where one in three (33.6%) experience mental illness.
Finally, the cost of mental health treatment is also rising.
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, the cost of treating mental health conditions in the U.S. will be over $201 billion in 2022. Approximately $69 billion will be attributed to direct costs such as hospitalizations, medications, and outpatient visits.
These mental health statistics of 2022 reveal the prevalence and costs of mental health conditions in the U.S. They also highlight the need for greater awareness and understanding of mental health issues and greater access to mental health services. With the right resources and support, individuals with mental illness can receive the care and assistance they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
By Henry I.