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Deoression anxiety suicide statistics

Depression

  • 20 M people suffer from depression
    • There was an 18% increase in depression cases between 2005 and 2015
    • 100M of which are treatment resistant

    https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#1

  • 20 M people suffer from depression
    • There was an 18% increase in depression cases between 2005 and 2015
    • 100M of which are treatment resistant

    https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#1

  • Depression is the leading case of disability worldwide with an estimated $1 trillion in lost productivity
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#2

    Anxiety

    • Anxiety affects 40 million people over age 18 in the US, this is equivalent to 18%+ of the population every year.
      • There was 36% increase in anxiety cases in the US between 2016 adn 2017

      https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#3

  • Anxiety is treatable, yet only a third receive treatment
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#4

  • Those with an anxiety disorder are 3-5 times more likely to go to the doctor
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#5

    Suicide

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 15-44
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#6

  • There is one death by suicide in the US every 12 minutes
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#7

  • 42,773 deaths by suicide in 2014 in the US
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#6

    Financial & Productivity Burden

  • $210B in lost earnings per year due to serious mental illness
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#9

  • Depression is the top 3 workplace issues in the US, along with family crisis and stress
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#10

    Treatment & Research Funding:

  • ⅔s of those living with depression do NOT actively seek or receive adequate treatment
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#11

  • Anxiety is treatable, yet only a third receive treatment
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#12

  • Depression only receive 1/100th of the funding that breast cancer research receives annually
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#13

    Veterans:

    • 22 veterans die by suicide every day
      • Those ages 50-59 are the most likely to commit suicide

      https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#14

  • Veterans are 15 times more likely to suffer from PTSD than a civilian in the US
  • https://www.depressionalliance.org/depression-statistics/#15


    Sources:

    • National Institute of Mental Health
    • World Health Organization: Mental Health
    • Data Sources: WHO (2017 and 2018); OECD, Eurostat (2006); Global Market Insights, Inc. (2016); CDC (2017)
    • Data Sources: APA (2017); BCBC (2017); Blader, J. C, et al.. (2007); Koenen, K.C., et al. (2017); Sasson, Yehuda, et al. (1997); Steel, Zachary, et al. (2009); The Lancet (2015); Our World in Data (2016); Harvard Medical School (2007); *derived from life-time prevalence

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