This is in addition to the one in five Americans older than 12 that used an illicit drug, which includes misusing prescription opioids.
For a long time, the Jewish community avoided talking about issues related to mental health. Even today, a stigma remains that prevents individuals from speaking out and seeking – or offering – help. The fact is, Jewish individuals are as likely as anyone else to be affected by mental illness and/or addiction because it doesn’t discriminate based on age, gender, education, or socioeconomic status.
National & Jewish Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse Statistics*
Jewish Teen Mental Health Statistics
Blue Dove Foundation intern, Lili Stadler, interested in learning what her peers thought about their mental health, administered a Jewish teen mental health survey in Atlanta.