A Beautiful Mind
Emotional well-being is a state of health that many of us take for granted. But even the most stable psyche can wobble from time to time. Unfortunately, accessing mental health care can be a frustrating and confusing labyrinth. Here, we give you a basic map for navigating the maze.
By The Numbers
335,000: The number of Colorado adults (10.2 percent) that are on medication or are receiving treatment for a mental-health condition or emotional problem.
228,417: The number of adults, comprising 7 percent of Colorado’s population, who met the criteria for depression in a 2008 study by the state health department.
Percentage of Colorado adults who have, at some point, been diagnosed with anxiety.
Percentage of Colorado women who experienced anxiety in 2008, compared with 9.8 percent of Colorado men.
25 to 64:
25 to 64:
Age range of Colorado males who comprise the greatest number of suicide deaths each year in the state.
Colorado’s rank in the national suicide rates in 2007, the last year for which statistics are available.
The average age of onset for a mood disorder in the United States.
The age at which most people with a mental-health issue will begin treatment.