What is a Mental Health Condition?
A mental health condition refers to a wide range of disorders such as anxiety, depression, addiction etc., which affect a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood. People may experience changes in daily functions and in relationships in all facets of life. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.
- 25% of the U.S. population has a mental health diagnosis.
- 1 out of every 5 teens, aged 13-18, has a severe mental health condition.
- 50% of all mental health cases begin by age 14.
- 37% of teens with a mental health condition drop-out of school.
- 70% of young people in state & local juvenile justice systems have a mental health condition.
- Of the 20 million adults in the U.S. who experience a substance abuse disorder, over 50% have a co-occuring mental health condition.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death between the ages of 15 and 24 and the tenth leading cause of death for all Americans.
- There is data to support that these statistics are consistent across denominations – including the frum Jewish community!