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The Facts and Impacts of Mental Health

Mental Health has undeniably large impacts in all aspects of our society. Learn about the severity of these issues here.

· Facts and Impacts

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At any given time, more than 1 in 5 people in the U.S. are impacted by a diagnosable mental illness.

Mental health and substance abuse disorders cost the U.S. approximately $187.8 billion in spending in 2013.

Chronic Stress costs the American economy approximately $300 billion annually.

Nearly 800,000 people die of suicide every year, which is approximately one death every 40 seconds.

Social Media: Many studies have found an association between time spent on social media as well as the number of social media platforms used, and symptoms of depression and anxiety.”

Poor mental health can negatively impact physical health, relationships, productivity, sleep, the ability to learn, and quality of life.

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