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19 November 2010

1 in 5 Americans had mental illness in 2009

More than 45 million Americans, or 20% of US adults, had some form of mental illness last year, and 11 million had a serious illness, US government researchers reported.

More than 45 million Americans, or 20% of US adults, had some form of mental illness last year, and 11 million had a serious illness, US government researchers reported.

"Too many Americans are not getting the help they need and opportunities to prevent and intervene early are being missed," Pamela Hyde, SAMHSA's administrator, said in a statement.

 
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