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*
*Source: NAMI.ORG 2018 U.S Department of Health and Human Services Report. The Jewish statistics have been extrapolated from national statistics and assumes that Jewish individuals are as likely as anyone to be affected by mental illness and/or addiction at the same rates.
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.