MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK FEATURES VIDEOS AND EVENTS AIMED AT OVERCOMING STIGMA AND HIGHLIGHTING STORIES OF RECOVERY AND HOPE This year’s goal is to reach a wider and more diverse…Read More
May 18, 2019Eisenhower Park, Field 1 It was a gorgeous day on May 18 for the MHANC’s second annual Steps of Hope walk for mental health awareness. Thank you to…Read More
This year’s Multicultural Awareness Conference entitled: “Recognizing the Mosaic Within: Exploring cultural Humility and Intersectionality” was held on May 23, 2019 at Hofstra University’s Sondra and David S. Mack Student…Read More
PROS celebrates the important women in history who made a big impact in their lives.Read More
On February 9, 2019, Mrs. Joan Saltzman passed away at 99 years old. She will be deeply missed. Mrs. Saltzman was an incredible advocate for those with mental illness and…Read More
On February 26, 2019, NYAPRS held its 22nd Annual Legislative Day at our states capital in Albany, NY. It was a busy day that included many featured speakers including Senator…Read More
Celebrating Care Coordinators! Celebrating Consumers! Celebrating Heart Health!Read More
Starting off 2019 with a big statement, CLP invited us to be a part of their dream of having a safe and secure place to live as an important part…Read More
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Nearly 1 in 5 adults, more than 18%, in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year.
5-6% of American adults have a serious mental illness; about 2% have disorders that are long-term and disabling, contributing to very high rates of unemployment and poor living conditions.
More than 450 million people around the world live with mental illnesses.
20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year: 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.
There were approximately 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction in 2011, excluding tobacco.
Over 3 million people in 2011 received treatment for their addiction.
The Long Island Coalition estimated that there are approximately 3,000 homeless people in Nassau County and 64 of them are living on the streets.
30-40% of homeless adults and 15-20% of people in jails and prisons in the United States have a serious mental illness. This is often accompanied by substance abuse problems in both these populations.
As many as 10% of children have a serious emotional disturbance, contributing to school failure and other serious problems.
Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.
It is estimated that 1 in 68 children in the US have autism.
As the number of older adults doubles over the next two decades so will the number of older adults with mental disorders. This includes 5.5 million older adults who currently have Alzheimer’s disorder or other dementia. Without advances in prevention, this will rise to 11 million older adults with dementia by 2050.
11 to 20% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom) have been diagnosed with PTSD.
30% of soldiers develop mental problems within 3 to 4 months of being home.
Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (aka PTSD, an anxiety disorder that follows experiencing a traumatic event) are the most common mental health problems faced by returning troops.