Mental health statistics
40.9% of Americans reported having a mental health or behavioral health condition as of June 2020, which went up from 20.6% in 2019 and 17.7% in 2008.1
In a comparison with 2019, Leeb et.al3 reported that hospital emergency departments treated 14% more cases of drug overdose, 6% more patients after a suicidal attempt, 24% more children, and 31% more adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis in 2020. Anxiety and depression spiked drastically in 2020, nearly three times and four higher respectively, than 2019.
The suicide hotline run by Substance Abuse and Mental Health services Administration received 891% more calls in March 2020 compared to March 2019
Levine, M. (2020, April 7). ABC News. Calls to US helpline jump 891%, as White House is warned of a mental health crisis.