Facts

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Nearly 1 in 5 adults, more than 18%, in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year.*

* Source: National Institute of Mental Health

5-6% of American adults have a serious mental illness; about 2% have disorders that are long-term and disabling, contributing to very high rates of unemployment and poor living conditions.

More than 450 million people around the world live with mental illnesses.*

* Source: World Health Organization

MHANC offers Effective, evidence-based and state-of-the-art interventions can improve the quality of life for these individuals, through Housing, Day Programs and Support Services and/or Groups for Wellness.


SUBSTANCE USE/ABUSE

20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year: 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.

There were approximately 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction in 2011, excluding tobacco.

Over 3 million people in 2011 received treatment for their addiction. Learn more about your treatment options today.


HOMELESSNESS

The Long Island Coalition estimated that there are approximately 3,000 homeless people in Nassau County and 64 of them are living on the streets.

MHANC offers Housing (Stability) with Support Services


CHILDREN

As many as 10% of children have a serious emotional disturbance, contributing to school failure and other serious problems.

Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.*

* Source: National Institute of Mental Health

MHANC manages the Crisis Respite Beds for Nassau County and is involved in Hospital Discharge planning, as well as, an approved vendor for HCBS services.


AUTISM

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children in the US have autism.*

*Source: Early Intervention Program (health.ny.gov)


OLDER ADULTS

As the number of older adults doubles over the next two decades so will the number of older adults with mental disordersThis includes 5.5 million older adults who currently have Alzheimer’s disorder or other dementia. Without advances in prevention, this will rise to 11 million older adults with dementia by 2050.


VETERANS

11 to 20% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom) have been diagnosed with PTSD.

30% of soldiers developmental problems within 3 to 4 months of being home.

Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (aka PTSD, an anxiety disorder that follows experiencing a traumatic event) are the most common mental health problems faced by returning troops.

Symptoms include difficulty concentrating, lack of interest/apathy, feelings of detachment, loss of appetite, hypervigilance, exaggerated startle response, and sleep disturbances (lack of sleep, oversleeping).

MHANC integrates clinical and/or holistic treatments to rehabilitate and support veterans through our Vet2Vet and Veterans Health Alliance Programs.

Nassau County has 46,419 veterans, while Suffolk County has 66,759 veterans.  It is estimated that, at a minimum, 2,000 homeless veterans are residing on the Island. Of those Veterans who are over 75year’s old, Long Island is home to a higher percentage of WW II and Korean War veterans–Nassau County: 40%, Suffolk County: 37%.The census for veterans with disabilities in Nassau County is 28 % with disabilities, and Suffolk County has 29 % of veterans with disabilities.*

One segment of the Veterans population that is most in need of behavioral services are those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Long Island is home to over 5,000 of those individuals.    It is recorded that one in two of those in that population needs mental health services: 20 % present with PTSD and 10 % have a TBI.*

*Source: 2017 National Center for Veteran Analysis and Statistics 2017

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Nearly 1 in 5 adults, more than 18%, in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year.

5-6% of American adults have a serious mental illness; about 2% have disorders that are long-term and disabling, contributing to very high rates of unemployment and poor living conditions.

More than 450 million people around the world live with mental illnesses.

20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year: 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.

There were approximately 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction in 2011, excluding tobacco.

Over 3 million people in 2011 received treatment for their addiction.

The Long Island Coalition estimated that there are approximately 3,000 homeless people in Nassau County and 64 of them are living on the streets.

30-40% of homeless adults and 15-20% of people in jails and prisons in the United States have a serious mental illness. This is often accompanied by substance abuse problems in both these populations.

As many as 10% of children have a serious emotional disturbance, contributing to school failure and other serious problems.

Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children in the US have autism.

As the number of older adults doubles over the next two decades so will the number of older adults with mental disordersThis includes 5.5 million older adults who currently have Alzheimer’s disorder or other dementia. Without advances in prevention, this will rise to 11 million older adults with dementia by 2050.

11 to 20% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom) have been diagnosed with PTSD.

30% of soldiers develop mental problems within 3 to 4 months of being home.

Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (aka PTSD, an anxiety disorder that follows experiencing a traumatic event) are the most common mental health problems faced by returning troops.