Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration annual report on drug use and mental health disorders in America (2011).
- Americans cannot afford the cost of their mental health treatment — even if they have insurance.
- The report estimates that 45.6 million American adults suffered from a mental illness in 2011 – about 19.6 percent of the adult population. Of that 45.6 million, 38.2 percent received some kind of mental health services.
Could not afford cost 50.1
Could handle problem 28.8
Did Not Know Where 16.2
To Go For Services
Did Not Have Time 15.1
Treatment Would Not Help 10.4
Did Not Feel Need for Treatment 8.5
Health Insurance Did Not Cover 8.3
Enough of Treatment Cost
Cause a Negative Opinion from 8.0
Did Not Want Others to Find Out 7.1
Might have negative effect on job 7.0
Fear of Being Committed/Having 7.0
To Take Medicine
Treatment Not Covered by Insurance 6.7
Concerned about Confidentiality 5.9