1 in 5 in the United States experience a mental health problem every year but only 40% of these individuals receive services.
Only 3%-5% of violent acts are committed by people with mental illness. However, 24% of Americans believe that people with mental illness are dangerous and 39% believe that they are unpredictable. Individuals with mental health problems are more likely to be victims than perpetrators.
Only 44% of Americans believe those with mental health problems can be successful in the workplace. However, studies show no difference in productivity.
Only 30% believe a person with mental illness issues can recover when, in fact, mental illness is eminently treatable.
Because of stigma, cultural issues, and language barriers, up to 50% of those with mental health issues do not seek treatment.