You are not alone. In the United States: *
- An estimated 26% of adults (or 1 in 4 adults) suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
- Approximately 9.5% of adults suffer from a depressive illness (major depression, bipolar disorder or dysthymia) each year.
- Most people who commit suicide have a diagnosable mental disorder — most commonly a depressive disorder or substance abuse disorder.
- Approximately 18% of those aged 18 – 54 have an anxiety disorder in a given year. This includes panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and phobias.