Table: Mental Illness in the U.S.
-- About one in five Americans will suffer from a mental disorder in the course of a year
-- Approximately 18.8 million American adults suffer from depression
-- Treatment costs run about $80 billion a year
-- Mental illness causes more disability and loss of life than any other illness except heart disease
-- The cost of the resulting loss in productivity is estimated at $80 billion per year
-- Cost-effective treatments now exist for many forms of mental illness
Data: U.S. Surgeon General