Facts and Statistics About Poverty And Mental Illness

Although numbers and statistics don’t tell the whole story about poverty and mental illness, we’ve found they do paint a picture of both the problem and the possibilities. Some of these numbers are alarming. But they’re not the end of the story. In fact, they’re what drives us forward every single day.

United States by the Numbers

0million
Americans live at or below federal poverty guidelines1
0million
U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 20183
0nd
Mental illness is the 2nd leading cause of death due to suicide among people aged 10-34 in the US3
0years
average delay between onset of symptoms and beginning of treatment for mental illness3
0%
of people who die by suicide had shown symptoms of a mental health condition3
0%
of adults aged 26 and older who live in poverty also experience a serious mental illness, compared with 3.1% of adults in this age group who live above the federal poverty line2
0billion dollars
in lost earnings due to serious mental illness in the US each year3
0th
Mental illness is the 10th leading cause of death due to suicide overall in the US3
0%
of the 47.6 million U.S. adults who experienced mental illness in 2018 received treatment3

Sedgwick County by the Numbers

0people
in Sedgwick County are living in poverty4
0%
of Sedgwick County males living at or below the poverty level are disabled5
0%
of people in Sedgwick County are living in poverty4
0%
of poor females living in Sedgwick County are disabled5

Statistics Sources

  1. https://poverty.ucdavis.edu/faq/what-current-poverty-rate-united-states
  2. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/report_2720/Spotlight-2720.html
  3. https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers
  4. https://www.livestories.com/statistics/kansas/sedgwick-county-poverty
  5. http://www.city-data.com/poverty/poverty-Sedgwick-Kansas.html

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