1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition
DID YOU KNOW…
1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.
50 percent of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14.
People who are exposed to adverse childhood events including abuse, neglect, divorce, witnessing domestic violence and having parents who have substance use issues, mental illnesses or are in jail are:
2.6 times more likely to have depression
17 times more likely to have learning or behavioral problems
5 times more likely to have serious alcohol problems
3 times more likely to have serious job problems
Substance use can increase chances of developing a mental illness AND having a mental illness can increase risk of using substances. People with mental illness are:
2.3 times as likely to develop nicotine dependence
3 times more likely to develop alcohol dependence
30 times more likely to develop illicit drug dependence
Screening can help catch mental health problems early – B4Stage4
www.mhascreening.org – Anonymous, Free, and Confidential Screening
For More Information: Mary Trujillo Young or Jennifer GoodTracks
Southern Ute Health Center – Behavioral Health Department (970) 563-4581
Statewide Crisis Line, available 24/7: 844-493- 8255
1 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (September 4, 2014). The NSDUH Report: Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Overview of Findings. Rockville, MD.
2 Ronald C. Kessler et al., Lifetime Prevalence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, 62 Arch. Gen Psychiatry 593, 595 (2005).
3 Burke, N.J., Hellman, J.L., Scott, B.G., Weems, C.F., & Carrion, V.G. (2011). The impact of adverse childhood experiences on an urban pediatric population. Child abuse and neglect, 35(6), 408-413. http://acestudy.org/files/Review_of_ACE_Study_with_references_summary_table_2_.pdf
4 Swendsen, J., Conway, K.P., Degenhardt, L., Glantz, M., Jin,R., Merikangas, K.R., & Kessler, R.C. (2010). Mental disorders as risk factors for substance use, abuse and dependence: results from the 10-year follow-up of the National Comorbidity Survey. Addiction, 105(6), 1117-1128.