Georgia Mental Health Facts
Roughly 3.6% of adults in georgia live with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. currently ranks the lowest(51) for mental health care access in the US.
Georgia currently ranks the lowest(51) for mental health care access in the US.
Georgia is the 9th highest state with adults having higher prevalence of mental illness.
Only 38.7% of adults in Georgia received any form of treatment for their mental health diagnosis from either the state funded facilities or privately owned facilities.
The remaining 61.3% received no treatment.
Last year 64.9% of Georgia residents did not receive mental health treatment.
Individuals with mental health diagnosis have a 25% chance of ending up in prison instead of receiving treatment.
Georgia has less than 20% of the beds needed to provide care for the people in need of mental health care.
Every 7 hours, someone in the state of Georgia commits suicide.
Twice as many people lose their life to suicide than homicide in Georgia every year.