Mental Illness in the United States – Infographic

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Statistics show that antidepressant use has skyrocketed in recent times — up 400% since the late 1980’s. Persons who are suffering from mental disorders may feel very alone, but in fact they are in significant company. Researchers have found that one in every three adults in the United States will report a diagnosable mental illness every year. However, unless you happen to work in the healthcare, social work or pharmaceutical industry, you may not even realize that mental illnesses are so prevalent.

The importance of discussing options for mental health care, which may include taking antidepressants, cannot be underestimated. Research shows that over 90% of people who commit suicide have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Rather than ignore the problem, let us all work towards finding better solutions.

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Source: Best Mental Health Degrees

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