Mental Health

Data are for the U.S.

  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over with serious psychological distress in the past 30 days: 3.9%

Source:Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2018 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 13.1

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices with mental, behavioral and neurodevelopmental  disorders as the primary diagnosis: 56.8 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, table 14 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Number of visits to emergency departments with mental disorders, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental as the primary diagnosis: 4.8 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2017 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 11 pdf icon[PDF – 863 KB]

  • Number of suicide deaths: 47,173
  • Suicide deaths per 100,000 population: 14.5

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2017, tables 8, 9 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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Page last reviewed: May 3, 2017