Here are some facts you need to know:
6.1 million U.S. adults have bipolar disorder. 2.4 million have schizophrenia. 10.2 million have concurrent mental health and addiction disorders.
Around 50% of students age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of high school.
Approximately 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness.
Nearly 43,000 Americans commit suicide every year. Nationally, suicide is the third-leading cause of death for youth between 10 and 24.
1 in 5 American adults lives with a mental illness in a given year. That’s 43.4 million people. Of these, 17.4 million have a depressive disorder.
That’s the cost to our bottom line. The cost to our relationships, time and effort surpasses counting.
It may not be you, but it’s someone you know. Someone you love.
Our mission is to promote scientific research aimed at discovering the causes and potential cures for mental illness to develop more effective means of treatment.
We also strive to destigmatize mental illness and to foster constructive dialogue that helps change the way we think and talk about those who suffer.