Mental Health

Mental Health

Over 74 million children under the age of 18 have been suffering with some sort of mental disorders in the United States which is almost 25% of the total population in the country. At medcominds, every day we strive to help these patients, parents, and doctors by providing the best technology solutions to mental and behavioral disorders. Every parents want to provide the best care to their kids in the right time, they are the one who spent the most of time with patients and research have shown that finding a good counselling, making an appointment and most importantly working on the data driven approach with the patients have been a challenge. Parents and counsellors do not have any collaboration tool so that they can update the daily challenges and see the results. Going to the counsellors once a month is not the best and disconnecting for the entire month or until next visit alone can't give the best care to the patients.

At medcominds, we provide healthcare technology solutions, consulting and staffing to hospitals, clinics, counselling centers, clinical trial centers, and pharmaceutical companies.

Mental Health Stats

As per Center for Disease Control (CDC)

47,173

Number of suicide

14.5

Suicide per 100,000 population

These statistics provide a look at how many people face a mental health or substance use challenge, whether we see it or not:

  • In the United States, almost half of adults (46.4 percent) will experience a mental illness during their lifetime.
  • 5 percent of adults (18 or older) experience a mental illness in any one year, equivalent to 43.8 million people.
  • Of adults in the United States with any mental disorder in a one-year period, 14.4 percent have one disorder, 5.8 percent have two disorders and 6 percent have three or more.
  • Half of all mental disorders begin by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24.
  • In the United States, only 41 percent of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional health care or other services.
  • In any given year, 1 in 5 employed adults in the U.S. experiences a mental health issue, including depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
  • Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue in any given year.
  • 1 in 25 adults, or 9.8 million Americans, will experience a mental illness this year that is serious enough to interfere with or impact major life activities.
  • Kids are not immune either: 1 in 5 youths (21.4%) between the ages of 13-18, and 13% of children aged 8-15, live with a severe mental health disorder.
  • At some point in almost everyone’s life, they will experience a mental health crisis or challenge.
  • You are more likely to experience mental illness than you are to develop heart disease, diabetes, or any kind of cancer.
  • 1.1% of U.S. adults experience schizophrenia; 2.6% adults live with bipolar disorder; 6.9% of people battle depression; and 18.1% of us experience anxiety disorders.

Common Mental Health Conditions: By The Statistics

Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about particular mental health conditions — for example, that people who are anxious appear “nervous” all the time, or that PTSD is a rare condition only affecting people who have witnessed war or terrorism. It’s important to understand what different mental health disorders look like, how widespread they are, and what harm occurs if mental health conditions are not properly treated.

Depression

Major depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in America, According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Depression affects 350 million people worldwide. About 16 million American adults reported having at least one major depressive episode in 2015.

Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety affects 40 million adults age 18 and older, or roughly 18.1% of the population. Although anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.

Bipolar Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 2.6% of the American adult population is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Risk of suicide is higher in people with bipolar disorder. In a study from Denmark spanning four decades, 8% of the male bipolar patients and 5% of the female patients died by suicide compared with 0.7% and 0.3% in the general population.

Insomnia

30% of American adults suffer from insomnia. Sleep problem such as insomnia is a common symptom of many mental illnesses, including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

PTSD

According to the American Psychological Association, 70% of adults in the U.S. report experiencing some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives; 20% of those people go on to develop PTSD. PTSD affects 7.7 million adults, or 3.5% of the U.S. population.

Stigma

Growing evidence shows that the stigma associated with multiple circumstances (e.g., HIV, mental illness, sexual preference) both disadvantages the stigmatized and is a major source of stress in their lives. We argue that stigma is in fact a central driver of morbidity and mortality at a population level.