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10 Stats That Prove Mental Illness Affects Everyone

When most people think of mental illness there is a stigma that comes with the term. Most people have negative "thoughts" about it. There are so many stereotypes out there about people who suffer from a mental illness. Lindsay Holmes, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has put together a few stats that prove that mental illness is not just a personal issue but it is an issue for everyone. 

  1. 20 percent of people in the United States 
  2. 5 years are lost due to premature death, according to the Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY) 
  3. Serious mental illnesses costs Americans around $193 billion per year
  4. The suicide rate has increased by 24 percent over the last 15 years. 
  5. 90 percent of people who die by suicide had an underlying mental health condition
  6. The estimated reduction in earnings for a person with a serious mental illness is  $16,306 
  7. 59 percent of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition haven't sought help in the last year. 
  8. One third of adults with a mental illness are likely to be victims of violence 
  9. The estimated global cost of mental illness is $2.5 trillion
  10. 75 percent of people with a mental illness feel like others are not caring or sympathetic

Click here to learn more about how mental illness is a global issue.