Staying at home means that we’re isolated from our friends and can feel intense emotions at higher rates. Use the resources below to learn more about mental health in these stressful times.
19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.
4.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2018 (11.4 million people). This represents 1 in 25 adults.
16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 million people)
3.7% of U.S. adults experienced a co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness in 2018 (9.2 million people)
Mental Health America: An anonymous mental health screening for all ages and conditions.
World Economic Forum: A discussion of online mental health tools, and what scientists can improve them.
Center for Disease Control: An article from the CDC on stress and coping during the pandemic.
Testing the Effect of the Social Networking Services Environment on the Schema of Depressed Humans: Research done by Tejas Parekh, Delbarton '20