Mental Health

Only 4 in 10 people in New York with a mental health condition received any treatment in the past year. This website serves to bring accessible resources and content that will improve the outcomes for individuals seeking care or information. This mental health platform is here to help destigmatize mental illness, create better access to services, and to provide a space where folks can find support.

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Data on Mental Illness

Who is Affected?

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, behavior, or mood. These conditions profoundly impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. (NAMI.org)

1 in 0
Americans have a mental health condition. (NIMH)

Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 50% of all lifetime mental illnesses develop by age 14 and 75% develop by age 24. (NIH)

Mental Illness in Youth

Among children aged 2-8 years, boys were more likely than girls to have a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. (CDC)

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29-year-olds. (WHO)

Having another disorder is most common in children with depression: about 3 in 4 children aged 3-17 years with depression also have anxiety (73.8%), and almost 1 in 2 have behavior problems (47.2%). (CDC)

9.4% of children aged 2-17 years (approximately 6.1 million) have received an ADHD diagnosis. (CDC)

Treatment

up to 0 %
of those treated for depression show an improvement

in their symptoms generally within four to six weeks of beginning treatment. (NIMH)

As of 2015, for every 10,000 children 2-17 years of age in Ontario County, there are only three psychologists and 30 licensed social workers to help aid in treatment. (www.co.ontario.ny.us)

The consequences of not addressing adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health, and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults. (WHO)

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