- Of all the non-communicable diseases (i.e., cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, etc.), mental illness accounts for 37% of the health years lost worldwide.
- 90% of children who commit suicide have a mental health condition
- As of 2015, Nevada is ranked 49th out of 51 states (including District of Columbia) in meeting mental health needs based on a high prevalence of mental illness and a low rate of access to care.
- Greater than 1/3 of all adults in Nevada will report having poor mental health in the last 30 days
- 69% of individuals in Southern Nevada with diagnosable mental health disorders will not receive the treatment they need to recover.
"Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have." – Margaret Mead
- 41% of Southern Nevadans believe that the community is neither caring nor sympathetic to those suffering from mental health conditions.
- Between 2009 and 2012, cuts to “non-Medicaid state mental health spending” totaled approximately $1.6 billion dollars. For Nevada, this amounted to a 28.1% cut, or $49.3 million dollars, placing Nevada in the top 5 of budget cuts
- As of 2013, Nevada's per capita state mental health funding was $89.41, more than 25% lower than the United States average of $119.62.
- As reported in 2010, only about 2% of Nevada's total state spending is allocated towards mental health agencies.