Mental health disorders affect

1 in 5 people.

People with a mental illness can recover and resume normal activities.

Most people who have a mental health disorder never receive treatment.

%

of children with a mental health disorder never get treatment

%

of adults with a mental health disorder never get treatment

Do you know…

Test your mental health knowledge by hovering over the questions below.

What is the leading cause of disability in the United States?

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States over back problems, heart disease and liver failure.
— World Health Organization

What mental health disorder affects 6 million Americans over 65?

Late life depression affects about 6 million older Americans, but only 10% receive treatment.
– Depression and Bi-polar Support Alliance

What is the most common mental health disorder in the United States?

The most common mental health disorder is anxiety. The medium age of onset for this illness is 11 years old.

 

Kent County Suicide Data Reports

Suicide Deaths by Race/Ethnicity, 2022

  • White 81.4% 81.4%
  • Hispanic 8.1% 8.1%
  • Black 6.9% 6.9%

Other Race/Ethnicity numbers suppressed due to low counts

%

of people who died by suicide in Kent County in 2023 were men

Source: Kent County Medical Examiner

Working adults ages 30-59 have the highest suicide rates in Michigan.

Source: CDC, WISQARS. Fatal Injury Reports, National, Regional and State 1981 2018