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Mental Health

Data are for the U.S.


  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over with serious psychological distress in the past 30 days: 3.6%

Source: Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 13.1 [PDF – 1.3 MB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices with mental disorders as the primary diagnosis: 59.8 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables, table 15 [PDF – 692 KB]

Emergency department visits

  • Number of visits to emergency departments with mental disorders as the primary diagnosis: 5.0 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2014 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 11 [PDF – 1.9 MB]


  • 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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