Mental illness is more common than cancer, heart disease or diabetes.
1 in 5 Americans experience a mental health issue.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds and 10th overall leading cause of death in the US.
In the world over 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. There are indications that for each adult who died of suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide.
Four of 10 leading causes for disability in the US and other developed countries are mental disorders, which include major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Many people suffer from more than one mental health disorder at any given time.
With proper care and treatment 70-90% of people will experience a significant reduction of symptoms and improvement in quality of life.
Most people that have a mental health illness live in the community and live productive lives.
The average delay between onset of mental health symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years.
Texas has roughly 2400 psychiatrists for 30 million people. ( 2022 census)
There are a total of 646 child psychiatrists in the state of Texas per the 2020 Texas. gov census.
So roughly 9 for 100, 000 children.