In 2017, about 56% of American adults (141 million of the 252 million population age 18 and older) sought mental health services for either themselves or someone else. Of those who had not sought treatment, 46% said they would not know where to go if they needed to obtain mental health services for themselves or someone else.
About 38% of those who sought treatment for themselves had to wait longer than one week for the appointment, representing about 90 million people. About 21% of those who wanted to obtain mental health services for themselves were unable to for reasons outside . . .