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Mental Illness by the Numbers

Did you know mental illness is more prevalent than cancer, diabetes or heart disease? By 2020, behavioral health disorders will be the #1 cause of disability worldwide surpassing all other illnesses.

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around the world suffer from mental disorders – more than cancer, diabetes or heart disease.
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people worldwide have some type of mental disorder.
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of those with mental disorders show signs of the disease by age 14, but it often takes more than 10 years to get treatment.
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We spend $2.5 trillion/year today (direct and indirect) on mental illness and are expected to spend $6 trillion by 2030 worldwide. More than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
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Nearly 2,200 people/day (800,000/year) die by suicide – 90% related to mental disorders.
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360,000 people with mental illness are housed in under-equipped US jails. 35,000 are in hospitals.

Inadequate Healthcare

Mental Illness accounts for 20% of the global burden of disease, but ONLY 3% of the world’s healthcare budget goes to mental health needs.
  • 20% global burden of disease
  • Global burden of disease
  • 3% of global healthcare budget
  • Global healthcare budget
Statistics provided by Clubhouse International
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