Mental Illness in America is a worsening epidemic.
According to Mental Health America’s 2021 report:
Youth mental health is worsening. 9.7% of youth in the U.S. have severe major depression, compared to 9.2% in last year’s dataset. This rate was highest among youth who identify as more than one race, at 12.4%.
Even before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental illness among adults was increasing. In 2017-2018, 19% of adults experienced a mental illness, an increase of 1.5 million people over last year’s dataset.
Percent of Youth (aged 12-17) with Major Depression: 13%
Percent of youth with depression who did not receive any mental health treatment: 61.5%
Learn More About Mental Illness & How to Treat It
The goal of this Maddie Fund website is to be a resource for individuals and their
families who have been affected by mental illness and are looking for information
and answers. We know the challenges that exist when you or a loved one is
suffering from mental illness and we want you to know that you are not alone.
There are so many of us out here who have already or still are sharing similar
experiences. We have learned that there are many great organizations and
programs accessible online or in your own community that have the experience
and resources to help you find relief and begin to heal. Our hope is that this site will help you to begin to find some of the answers and resources that you are looking for so that you can start to get the help you need now. Click any of the links below to learn more about these mental illnesses and the treatments that are being used to manage them.
Anxiety & Social Anxiety