Mental Health

Updated October 19, 2020

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over with regular feelings of worry, nervousness, or anxiety: 11.2%
  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over with regular feelings of depression: 4.7%

Source: Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2019 National Health Interview Surveypdf icon

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]

Mortality
  • Number of suicide deaths: 48,344
  • Suicide deaths per 100,000 population: 14.8

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: October 19, 2020