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    • Within Virginia, suicide ranked 11th for cause of death among residents and was the third leading cause among 10- to 24-year-olds.

    • The national rate of post-deployment mental health problems among returning veterans is about 15-20% at any given time.

    • Almost 1 in 4 of Virginia's jail inmates live with a mental health disorder

    • Almost a quarter million adults in Virginia live with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

    • National prevalence rates suggest that about 100,000 children and adolescents in Virginia have a serious emotional disorder (SED) with about 65,000 of them being extremely impaired.

    • Approximately 239,750 to 305,000 have a serious mental illness. Serious mental illness is defined as adults with a disorder meeting DSM criteria whose disorder caused substantial functional impairment (i.e. substantially…

    • Approximately 1,137,259 to 1,497,870 adults in Virginia (age 18+) have any mental illness. "Any mental illness" is defined based on diagnostic criteria in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and…

    • 2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder

    • Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year  

    • Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—10 million, or 4.2%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life…

    • Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.3  

    • 1.1% of adults in the U.S. live with schizophrenia