Mental illness and death by suicide in numbers

•      In 2017 in the United States number of deaths by suicide was 47.173 (CDC)

•      An estimated 17.3 million (7.1%) adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2017.  Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United States (NIH).

•      Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.   (

•      OCD affects 2.2 million adults, or 1.0% of the U.S. population. (

•      PTSD affects 7.7 million adults, or 3.5% of the U.S. population. (

•      In 2016, an estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8.0% of U.S. adults had high-impact chronic pain( 

•      In 2017, there were over 500,000 diagnosed cases of postpartum depression. However, 66% of postpartum depression is never diagnosed. According to some reports, this likely puts the number closer to 900,000 cases per year in the U.S.(

•      1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18 (

•      Adults with 4 or more adverse childhood experiences ACE’s have higher rates of depression and disease (