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Mental Health

Data are for the U.S.


  • Percent of noninstitutionalized adults with serious psychological distress in the past 30 days: 3.7%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 13.1 [PDF - 933 KB]

Health care use: Ambulatory care

  • 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]

Health care use: Hospital inpatient care

  • Number of discharges with psychoses as first-listed diagnosis: 1.5 million
  • Average length of stay for mental disorders: 7.2 days

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2010 table, Average length of stay and days of care – Number and rate of discharges by first-listed diagnostic categories [PDF - 58 KB]

Health care use: Nursing home care

  • Number of residents with mental disorders: 996,000
  • Percent of residents with mental disorders: 66.7%

Source: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33B [PDF - 719 KB]


  • Number of suicide deaths: 41,149
  • Suicide deaths per 100,000 population: 13.0

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 18 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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