Mental Health

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over with serious psychological distress in the past 30 days: 3.4%

Source:Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2017 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 13.1

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 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 692 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Number of visits to emergency departments with mental disorders as the primary diagnosis: 5.7 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 11 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 676 KB]

Mortality
  • Number of suicide deaths: 44,965
  • Suicide deaths per 100,000 population: 13.9

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2016, tables 8, 9 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2 MB]

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Page last reviewed: May 3, 2017