Report: 20% Of American Adults Suffered From Mental Illness In 2011.

The Atlantic (3/9, Walton) reports, “A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finds that 20 percent of Americans adults suffered from a mental illness last year.” In other words, “this translates to 45.9 million people. Almost 30 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 suffered from a mental health disorder.” What’s more, “among all adults, women were more likely to suffer than men (23 percent vs. almost 17 percent, respectively).”

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— “45.9 Million Americans Suffered From Mental Illness Last Year,”Alice G. Walton, The Atlantic, March 8, 2012.

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