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The Statistics Surrounding Mental Health


A number of factors can have an impact on mental illness, such as adverse life experiences, an ongoing medical condition or biological factors. The term "behavioral health" relates to a person's mental well-being and their ability to function in every day life.

According to mental illness statistics collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-quarter of adults in the U.S. experience some type of behavioral health disorder in a given year. Here are some additional mental health statistics about the prevalence, cost and impact of mental illness.

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