In 2010, there were an estimated 45.9 million adults (age 18 or older) in the US with a mental illness.
Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.
More than two-thirds of Americans who have a mental illness live in the community and lead productive lives.
Mental illnesses can affect people of any age, race, religion, or income. It is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, and ability to relate to others and daily functioning.