THE BATTLE WITHIN

Mental health is the key to our inner peace as individuals. Via the mental health crisis, billions of humans suffer silently, lose up to decades of life potential, and often lose their lives due to brain illnesses and injury. They feel locked away inside their minds, unable to experience hope, joy, and companionship. They are lost, to themselves, to their families, and to their communities as they struggle to maintain daily lives.

These are the voices, perspectives, and life-stories of people impacted by brain illnesses who are taking action to support brain health.

A GLOBAL CRISIS

Brain illnesses including mental disorders are estimated to surpass many diseases as the major cause of death by 2020. The numbers below offer a sobering glimpse into the magnitude of the mental health crisis and its medical and financial impact.

Mental Illness Prevalence

PREVALENCE

25% of people worldwide suffer from at least one mental disorder during their lifetime

Depression Statistic

ECONOMIC COST

The global economic burden of mental disorders is $3 Trillion and projected to triple to $6 Trillion by 2030

Mental Health Treatment Access

TREATMENT ACCESS

66% of the people worldwide with a mental disorder fail to receive the care they need

Depression Statistic

DISABILITY

Affecting 300 Million people, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide

Mental Illness Suicide Statistics

SUICIDE

90% of the nearly 1 Million people worldwide who die by suicide each year have a mental disorder

Mental Illness Comorbidity

COMORBIDITY

People with serious mental illness are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular & metabolic diseases

RIPPLES THROUGH SOCIETY

The mental health crisis is multidimensional in its impact and affects virtually every aspect of our social fabric. The numbers below serve as a powerful reminder that raising public awareness and ending the social stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental disorders remains a top priority.

Mental Illness Stigma

SOCIAL STIGMA

31% of Americans who seek mental health services worry about others judging them

Mental Illness Homeless

HOMELESSNESS

20% of the U.S. homeless population in 2018 had a serious mental illness

Youth Juvenile System

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

70% of the youth in the U.S. juvenile justice system have a diagnosed mental illness

mental health graduation rate

EDUCATION

40% of students with mental disorders graduate from high school compared to 76% of their peers

Mental Illness Unemployment

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.8% of U.S. adults with mental illness are unemployed compared to 3.6% nationally

Mental Illness Homeless

SUBSTANCE USE

20% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experienced a substance use disorder in 2018

ONE MIND IS IGNITING HOPE

People living with mental health challenges are seeking for the ability to succeed, to love, and to feel satisfaction with themselves and their lives.

At One Mind, we provide hope to them by supporting programs that accelerate brain health research, bring innovations for enhancing their recovery, and transform culture to end the stigma and discrimination that they face and to promote health-seeking.