How many Americans have experienced a mental health issue?

A: 1 in 5 (20%)

1 in 5 (20%) of Americans have experienced a mental health issue. With suicide as the 10th leading cause of death in the US, mental health awareness is as important as ever.

Even young children may show symptoms of mental health concerns. Three-quarters of all mental health disorders show their first signs before age 24, and half before age 14. Many factors can contribute to mental health problems, such as genetics, illness, injury, brain chemistry, trauma, abuse or family history.

If you suffer from mental health issues, seek help. People with mental health problems get better, and many make full recoveries. There are more services, support systems and treatments than ever before.