Maryland Mental Health percentages by the numbers.
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.
781,000 adults in Maryland have a mental health condition. That’s more than 19x the population of Annapolis.
19.00% of adults are experiencing a mental illness. Equivalent to over 47 million Americans.
4.55% are experiencing a severe mental illness.
The state prevalence of adult mental illness in Maryland is 16.96%
The state prevalence of adults with substance use in Maryland is 6.89%
The state prevalence of youth with a major depressive episode in Maryland is 13.02%
The state prevalence of adults with serious thoughts of suicide in Maryland is 4.07%.
The state prevalence of youth with substance use disorder in Maryland is 3.26%
The state rate of Maryland students identified as having an emotional disturbance for an IEP is 7.64% Maryland ranks #6 out of 51 states with the highest prevalence of mental illness for adults and ranks #4 out of 51 states with the highest prevalence of mental illness for children.
This is a REAL issue here in Maryland and we are here to change those numbers for 2022 and the future of Maryland.
Marylanders are 10x more likely to be forced out-of-network for mental health care than for primary health care — making it more difficult to find care and less affordable due to higher out-of-pocket costs
1,082,305 people in Maryland live in a community that does not have enough mental health professionals.
In February 2021, 39.1% of adults in Maryland reported symptoms of anxiety or depression. 31.3% were unable to get needed counseling or therapy.
Source 2021 data from Mental Health America and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)