DR. Shefa Rahman, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist serving Child and Adolescent, Adult and Senior Citizen’s Mental Health Needs.

Shefa Rahman, MD

Mental Health Statistics and Facts at a Glance

  • 23.1% of U.S. adults experienced a mental health condition in 2022[1]
  • 6% of U.S. adults experienced a serious mental health condition in 2022, which is often defined as a psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder or a severe anxiety or eating disorder that significantly impairs functioning[1]
  • In 2022, 32.9% of U.S. adults experienced both a mental health condition and substance abuse[1]
  • Approximately 5.2 million veterans experienced a behavioral health condition in 2022[2]
  • As of 2020, suicide is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children ages 10 to 14, preceded only by unintentional injury[3]
  • The impact depression and anxiety has on the global economy can be measured in $1 trillion in lost productivity each year[4]
  • In 2021, 51.7% of U.S. women received mental health services, while only 40% of men received mental health services[5]
  • Young adults ages 18 to 25 in the U.S have the highest rate of experiencing any mental health concerns (33.7%) compared to adults aged 26 to 49 years, and the highest rate of serious mental illness (11.4%)[5]
  • Women are diagnosed with serious mental health conditions at higher rates than men, 7% to 4% respectively[5]
  • The percentage of U.S. adults receiving mental health treatment rose from 19.2% in 2019 to 21.6% in 2021[6]