Information & Resources

Quick Facts

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year
About a quarter to a third of the population in Europe suffers from mental health disorders every year
In 2016, among the nearly 48 million adults with mental illnesses, less than half received mental health treatment the previous year
Suicide rates are significantly correlated with lower social acceptance of people with mental illnesses
Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression. It is also considered the main cause of disability
An estimated 4.4% of U.S. adults experience bipolar disorder at some time in their lives
18% of adults in the U.S. experience an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or specific phobias
Only 25% of adults with mental health symptoms believe that people are caring and sympathetic to people with mental illnesses
Biology Behind Mental Illness

As with chronic diseases, mental illnesses are based in biology. Physical, social, and environmental factors can also play a role in their development.

Fighting Stigma

Commonly defined as a scar or mark of disgrace, stigma is a barrier rooted in prejudice, avoidance, rejection and discrimination due to a lack of understanding.

Art and Mental Illnesses

The connection between mental illnesses and art has been made throughout history.

Living with a Mental Illness

Information and tips for people living with a mental illness.

Recognizing a Mental Illness in a Loved One

It can be difficult to witness a change in your loved one’s mood or behavior and to understand if the change is a sign of a mental illness.

Tips for Caregivers

When a friend or family member develops a mental health condition, it’s common for them, as well as for their caregiver, to feel alone.

Myths and Misconceptions

Stigma around mental illnesses continues to prevent many people from seeking help.

Finding Help

Mental illnesses are treatable with appropriate medical care and holistic approaches.

The Art of Ending Stigma Infographic

Results from a survey to highlight gaps in awareness and understanding of mental illnesses and the stigma surrounding them.

Virtual Event Recap

Watch a replay of the online panel discussion about art and ending stigma about mental illness and to hear the personal stories from two mental health advocates.