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MIAW – Mental Health Facts in America and in Kansas

Here are some great infographics for Mental Health Facts for America.

A summary of key Mental Health Fact for Kansas is as follows:

  1. In 2013 -2014, 11.3%  or about 27,000 of adolescents aged 12-17 had at least on Major Depressive Episode (MDE).  This is an increase for 2.8% from 8.5% in 2010-2011.
  2. From 2010 to 2014, about 9,000 of adolescents aged 12-17 with a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) received treatment.  In short, 40% of Kansas Adolescents are getting treatment for MDE and 60% are not receiving treatment for depression.
  3. In 2013 -2014, 3.8% or about 81,000 adults had serious thoughts of suicide.
  4. In 2013 -2014, 7.4%  or about 174,000 individuals 12 or older were dependent on or abused alcohol within the prior year.  6.4% or about 11,000 of these individuals received treatment received compared to the US average of 7.3%.  In short, 93.6% or 163,000 individuals did not receive treatment in Kansas.
  5. In 2013 -2014, 4.1% or about 87,000 adults had serious mental illness.
  6. In 2010 -2014, 48% or about 169,000 adults with any mental illness received treatment.  78% of these adults reported improved function from treatment received compared to the US average of 70.9%.
  7. In 2014, 36,323 children and adolescents (aged 17 or younger) were served in Kansas’ public mental health system.  81% of these children reported improved function from treatment received compared to the US average of 69.5%.
  8. Among adults served in Kansas’ public mental health system in 2014, 8.2% of those aged 18-20, 8.6% of those aged 21-64, 46.6% of those aged 65 or older, were not in the labor force.
  9. Almost all counties in Kansas have a shortage of mental health professionals.
  10. 14 counties in Kansas have 16.3 to 21% of people under 65 without health insurance.

Source: Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Bureau of Health Promotion, KDHE.

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