Interestingly, people with a mental health condition have a higher tendency of 3,876% more likely to harm themselves than others. 45% of them have reported being victims of crime. Where 20% reported having experienced a violent assault.
Female patients are ten times more likely to experience an attack as compared to women who are not experiencing mental issues. Unfortunately, patients have reported that police unfairly treated them compared to the general population.
Many mental issues arose from the social-economic situations for these patients, where these unfortunate cases go undetected and untreated. The current global COVID outbreak is making the situation worse for many existing and new mental-related disorder patients.
Acknowledging the dire psychological situation and empathy would allow us to handle this global mental disorder pandemic better and provide the appropriate care to contain these mental illnesses.
Mental Health Statistics in the United States:
According to the 2019 US State of Mental Health Report, over 44 million American adults (18.07%), have a mental health condition as compared to 18.19% in 2015.
But, the rate of youth experiencing a mental health issue continued rising, and 62% of teens and children with a major depressive episode received no treatment.
Although access to mental healthcare is improving, most Americans still have no access. 12.2% (5.3 million) of adults with mental illness remain uninsured. While 56.4% of adults with a mental illness received no treatment. Over 24 million individuals experiencing a mental health illness are going untreated.
Mental Health Statistics in Great Britain:
According to the last 2015 survey done in the UK on mental health, general anxiety disorder occurs in 5.9% of the population. Depression occurs in 3.3%, phobias 2.4%, obsessive-compulsive disorder 1.3%, posttraumatic stress disorder 4.4%, and mixed anxiety and depression at 7.8%.
The estimated total mental illness exceeds 25% of the population throughout the lifetime. Reports from the UK suggest that only 12.5% of adults with a mental illness are currently receiving treatment. And medication as the most common form of treatment for a mental health problem.
Mental Health Statistics in Canada:
Reports from Canada do not differ much from their western peers in the US and UK. At any given year, 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. The problem affects people of all ages, qualifications, income levels, and cultural backgrounds.
By age 40, 50% of the Canadian population have had a mental illness, and notably, the mental health patients are getting younger. However, less than 20% of Canadian mental patient receives treatment despite Canada being one of the top industrialized nations in the world.
Mental Health Statistics in Australia:
In Australia, one in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are depressive, anxiety, and substance use disorder.
These three types of mental illnesses often occur in combination. Of the 20% of Australians with a mental illness in any one year, 11.5% have one disorder, and 8.5% have two or more disorders. Almost half (45%) Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime
54% of people with mental illness do not have access to any treatments. This is worsened by delayed treatment due to severe problems in detection and accurate diagnosis. The proportion of people with mental illness accessing treatment is half that of people with physical disorders