Adult & Family Resources
Diseases of the Brain such as mental illness and substance abuse can begin at any age.
- One in four adults will experience a serious mental disturbance in his or her lifetime. (Mental Health America)
- 3% of total short term disability days are due to depressive disorders and in 76% of those cases, the employee was female. (Mental Health America)
- Almost 15% of those suffering from severe depression will die by suicide. (Mental Health America)
- Approximately 15 million American adults age 18 and over, or about 6.8% of people in this age group in a given year, have social phobia. (National Institute of Mental Illness)