Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of the adults with mental illness (27 million) and 60 percent of children with major depression did not receive the treatment they need. In addition, even in states with the greatest access to health care, nearly one in three are not getting it.
These statistics are just a few derived from the State of Mental Health in America report by the non-profit Mental Health America with data collected from the Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Education in all states and the District of Columbia during 2018-2019.
Information reflective of the COVID-19 pandemic will not be available until next year’s report.
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