NAMI BlogsWelcome to NAMI’s blogs. Here you may comment on posts from people who have lived experience and expertise in living with mental illness and mental health.Welcome to NAMI blog, the blog of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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NAMI Ask The DoctorNAMI’s Medical Director, Dr. Ken Duckworth, hosts mental health professionals and advocates on a quarterly basis as they present on a topic in his or her area of expertise.
Mental Health Statistics•Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.• Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—10 million, or 4.2%— experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.• Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life• For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.• 1.1% of adults in the U.S. live with schizophrenia.• 2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder.• 6.9% of adults in the U.S.—16 million—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.• 18.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias.• Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness. For more statistics regarding mental health, visit NAMI's By the Numbers page.