Mental Illness (General)

Mental Illness (General)

$17M Awarded to Other Brain-Related Illnesses or Projects Covering Multiple Illnesses

Key Figures

43.6 million adults

In 2014, there were an estimated 43.6 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with any mental illness in the past year. This number represented 18.1% of all U.S. adults.
 

9.8 million adults

In 2014, there were an estimated 9.8 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with serious mental illness. This number represented 4.2% of all U.S. adults.

46% of children

More than 46% of children will experience any mental illness during their life.

$379 million

Since 1987, The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $379 million to fund more than 5,500 grants to more than 4,000 scientists around the world.