Issues

Mental Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that only about 17 percent of adults in the U.S. are considered to be in a state of optimal mental health. There is a strong connection between mental health and chronic diseases. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five Americans lives with a mental health condition, half of which begin by age 14. The most common is depression which affects more than 26 percent of the U.S. adult population.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that only about 17 percent of adults in the U.S. are considered to be in a state of optimal mental health. There is a strong connection between mental health and chronic diseases. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five Americans lives with a mental health condition, half of which begin by age 14. The most common is depression which affects more than 26 percent of the U.S. adult population.