by Marie-Michèle Léger, MPH, PA-C, AAPA senior director of clinical and health affairs
The burden of mental illness in the United States is among the highest of all diseases, and mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability. Recent figures suggest that, in 2004, approximately one in four adults in the United States had a mental health disorder in the past year—most commonly anxiety or depression—and one in 17 had a serious mental illness.
The Leading Health Indicators (LHI) are composed of 26 indicators organized under 12 topics. The LHI were selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them.
During this 45-minute event, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will present data on the burden of mental illness, one of the LHI of Healthy People 2020, with a focus on health disparities.
Register for the webinar.
Those who are unable to join the April 26 webinar can listen at their leisure by visiting the webinar archive.
Learn more about Healthy People 2020 and the LHI on mental health.