1 in 5 Americans are now living with mental illness

A new study has found that one in five Americans are living with a mental illness, which accounts for about 43.8 million people. The study was done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's (SAMHSA) and found that more than 15 million people in the U.S. over the age of 18 suffered from an episode of major depression in 2013, more than nine million reported having serious thoughts of suicide, and 1.3 million actually attempted suicide.

"It is a serious issue that millions of Americans are needlessly affected by mental illness when they can get effective treatment to restore their well-being," SAMHSA administrator Pamela S. Hyde said. "Now more than ever, people can get the help they need to recover from mental disorders and live full, active lives - they just need to take the first step and seek help."

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