ICA PARTNERS WITH THE HORIZON TO INCREASE AWARENESS AND REDUCE STIGMA ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH IN HOWARD COUNTY.
ANNOUNCEMENT: ICA awarded the Horizon Foundation Mental Health Community Engagement Grant
Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. Mental illness can have profound social and financial impact. ICA, in partnership with the
Horizon Foundation is working to increase mental health awareness and to reduce the stigma associated with it among South Asian youth and their families.
One in five adults in America experiences mental illness in a given year.
Prevalence of Mental Illness. Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.
Children's Mental Health
Facts about mental disorders in U.S. children
ADHD, behavior problems, anxiety, and depression are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children
9.4% of children aged 2-17 years (approximately 6.1 million) have received an ADHD diagnosis.
7.4% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.5 million) have a diagnosed behavior problem.
7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety.
3.2% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 1.9 million) have diagnosed depression.
Some of these conditions commonly occur together. For example:
Having another disorder is most common in children with depression: about 3 in 4 children aged 3-17 years with depression also have anxiety (73.8%) and almost 1 in 2 have behavior problems (47.2%).
For children aged 3-17 years with anxiety, more than 1 in 3 also have behavior problems (37.9%) and about 1 in 3 also have depression (32.3%).
For children aged 3-17 years with behavior problems, more than 1 in 3 also have anxiety (36.6%) and about 1 in 5 also have depression (20.3%).3
Depression and anxiety have increased over time
“Ever having been diagnosed with either anxiety or depression” among children aged 6–17 years increased from 5.4% in 2003 to 8% in 2007 and to 8.4% in 2011–2012.4
“Ever having been diagnosed with anxiety” increased from 5.5% in 2007 to 6.4% in 2011–2012.4
“Ever having been diagnosed with depression” did not change between 2007 (4.7%) and 2011-2012 (4.9%).
Treatment rates vary among different mental disorder
Nearly 8 in 10 children (78.1%) aged 3-17 years with depression received treatment.
6 in 10 children (59.3%) aged 3-17 years with anxiety received treatment.3
More than 5 in 10 children (53.5%) aged 3-17 years with behavior disorders received treatment
Mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders begin in early childhood
1 in 6 U.S. children aged 2–8 years (17.4%) had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.
Rates of mental disorders change with age
Diagnoses of depression and anxiety are more common with increased age.
Behavior problems are more common among children aged 6–11 years than children younger or older.3
You Are Not Alone
19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.
4.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2018 (11.4 million people). This represents 1 in 25 adults.
16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 million people)
3.7% of U.S. adults experienced a co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness in 2018 (9.2 million people)
Annual prevalence of mental illness among U.S. adults, by demographic group:
Annual prevalence among U.S. adults, by condition:
Major Depressive Episode: 7.2% (17.7 million people)
Schizophrenia: <1% (estimated 1.5 million people)
Bipolar Disorder: 2.8% (estimated 7 million people)
Anxiety Disorders: 19.1% (estimated 48 million people)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: 3.6% (estimated 9 million people)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 1.2% (estimated 3 million people)
Borderline Personality Disorder: 1.4% (estimated 3.5 million people)
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Many family, community, and healthcare factors are related to children’s mental health
Among children aged 2-8 years, boys were more likely than girls to have a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.
Among children living below 100% of the federal poverty level, more than 1 in 5 (22%) had a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder
Age and poverty level affected the likelihood of children receiving treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavior problems.