Mental health disorders occur across all racial groups in the United States.
20% The percentage of adults in the U.S. who experienced mental illness in 2020. —National Alliance on Mental Illness
20% The frequency with which Black Americans were more likely to experience serious mental illness than the general population in 2020. —American Hospital Association
45% The percentage of U.S. adults with any mental illness who used mental health services in 2019. —U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
90% The percentage of people who died by suicide who had shown symptoms of a mental health condition, according to interviews with family, friends, and medical professionals in 2020. —National Alliance on Mental Illness
75% The percentage of people who died by suicide that identified as male between 2014 and 2016. —Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
87% The percentage of American adults who agreed that there was nothing to be ashamed of with having a mental health disorder in 2019. —American Psychological Association
86% The percentage of American adults who said they believed that people with mental health disorders can get better in 2019. —American Psychological Association