Hope for Mental Health: 9 Quick Resources
9 Quick Resources for suicide prevention and mental illness lifelinesWhether it be a friend, family member, neighbor, or colleague, it’s likely that you know someone who is impacted by a mental illness. In 2020, 52.9 million (21%) adults in the US experienced mental illness, and 14.2 million (5.6%) experienced serious mental illness.¹ So approximately one in five adults are impacted by a mental illness, and one in twenty adults experienced a serious mental illness. While these statistics may be alarming, the numbers continue to reveal the dark truth about mental illness.
- One in five, or more specifically 21% of adults are impacted by mental illness¹
- Only 46.2% of individuals with mental illness received treatment¹
- 155 million people live in a designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Area¹
- There were 1.2 million suicide attempts in 2020²
- Suicide accounted for 45,978 deaths in 2020¹
- On average there are 130 suicides per day¹
- Death by firearm is the favored method with 52.83% of suicide deaths²
- Suicide rates are 3.88 times higher in men than women¹
|988||National Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline|
|Text HOME to 741741||Crisis Text Line|
|(888) 628-9454||Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio (Spanish)|
|(800) 662-4357||Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline|
|(877) 472-3457||National Grad Crisis Line|
|(800) 656-4673||National Sexual Assault Hotline|
|(800) 799-7233||National Domestic Violence Hotline|
|(800) 422-4453||Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline|
|(800) 273-8255||Veterans Hotline|
Want to do more to support the cause? Donate to a Charity Project or Non-Profit. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Ohio is a grassroots non-profit organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for individuals and loved ones impacted by serious mental illness. Contribute to their local impact by donating to NAMI of Ohio, click here to donate now.
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¹Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports. (2020, February 20). Retrieved February 9, 2021, from https://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/mortrate.html
²Mental health by the numbers. NAMI. (n.d.). Retrieved September 6, 2022, from https://www.nami.org/mhstats#:~:text=21%25%20of%20U.S.%20adults%20experienced,represents%201%20in%2020%20adults