#DidYouKnow = More than 200,000 adults in Maine have mental health conditions. It is more important than ever to build a stronger mental health system that provides the care, support and services that Mainers require.
MAINERS HAVE DIFFICULTY
Finding the Help They Need
1 in 5 adults in the United States experience
mental illness each year
223,000 adults in Maine have a mental health condition
HERE TO HELP
Let's Change The Statistics
Anxiety & Depression
In February 2021, 37.5% of adults in Maine reported symptoms of anxiety or depression.
12.8% were unable to get counseling or therapy.
1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year. In Maine, 61,000 adults have a serious mental illness.
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6–17 experience a mental health disorder each year. 14,000 Mainers age 12–17 have depression.
What's The Cost
Of the 65,000 adults in Maine who did not receive needed mental health care, 46.1% did not because of cost. 8.1% of people in the state are uninsured.
STAYING IN NETWORK
Mainers are 11x more likely to be forced out-of-network for mental health care than for primary care, making it more difficult to find help & less affordable due to higher out-of-pocket costs.
LACK OF OPTIONS
Mainers struggle to get the help they need. 260,862 people in Maine live in a community that does not have enough mental health professionals.