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San Francisco Suicide Prevention 2011-08-04 01:01:00

Just-released data from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) show that 20 percent of U.S. adults said they had experienced mental illness in the year preceding the survey. More than eight million people said they had had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year, 2.2 million had made a suicide plan, and one million had attempted suicide. Women were more likely than men to report mental illness, and young adults were the most likely of all age groups to say they had experienced mental illness in the past year.http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2010/11/18/mental-illness-hit-1-in-5--us-adults-in-past-year