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How many people live with mental illness?

Mental illnesses are common in the United States. Approximately 1 in 5 adults, or about 43.8 million adults, experiences mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4 percent) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13 percent.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health illness, seek professional health. 

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