Depression Statistics

Did you know that…

Depression in the United States…

  • Affects over 18 million adults (1 in 10) in any given year
  • Is the leading cause of disability in ages 15-44
  • Is the primary reason of why someone dies from suicide about every 12 minutes – over 41,000 people per year

Depression in the Workplace…

  • Causes 490 million disability days from work each year within the U.S.
  • Accounts for $23 billion in lost work days each year
  • Takes an economic toll of over $100 billion each year from U.S. business

Depression Internationally…

  • Affects over 300 million people worldwide, regardless of age, gender, culture, religion, or economic status
  • Is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease

Postpartum Depression…

  • Is reported to occur in 15% of women shortly before or any time after childbirth, but commonly begins between a week and a month after delivery
  • Has a higher risk of developing in women with a previous experience in depression, current depression, anxiety, or low partner support
  • Affects not just the mother’s health, but can also interfere with her ability to care for her family, leading to impaired child development

More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn’t a weakness and you can’t simply “snap out” of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. If you or anyone you know suffers from depression, we can help. To learn more, click here.

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