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Mental Health

Data are for the U.S.


  • Percent of adults with serious psychological distress in the past 30 days: 3.6%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 13.1 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Ambulatory care visits

  • Number of visits (to physician offices, hospital outpatient and emergency departments) with mental disorders as primary diagnosis: 63.3 million

Sources: Selected patient and provider characteristics for ambulatory care visits to physician offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments: United States, 2009-2010 [PDF - 127 KB]


  • Number of suicide deaths: 42,773
  • Suicide deaths per 100,000 population: 13.4

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, table 18 [PDF - 4.4 MB]

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