In 2017, 38.4% of Mississippians polled reported that their mental health was “not good” between one and 30 days in the past 30 days. 1

Behavioral health problems encompass a broad range of illnesses, such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, impulse-control disorders, or substance disorders. These problems can range in severity: at one end of the spectrum, individuals may face short-term problems that minimally disrupt their everyday lives, while at the other end, individuals have chronic, highly disabling behavioral health disorders. 2

Treatments include psychosocial counseling and prescription drugs or other pharmacological services, and many individuals receive a combination of both types of therapy.

Mental health problems are common, but help is available.

Contact the Crisis Line at 601-713-HELP (open 247)

Did you know?

18.9% of adults in the U.S. have a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder.

The Prevalence of Mental Illness Among Adults Over 1 Year

Mental Illness Amoung Adults Over One Year

*NH/OPI = Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
**AI/AN = American Indian/Alaska Native
Source: National Institute of Mental Health, Health and Education Statistics; SAMHSA 2017 NSDUH

  • Over 55 percent of adults with a diagnosable disorder and 65 percent of children in need of treatment do not receive mental health services
  • In 2017, 1 out of every 5 Americans reported that they or a family member did not receive needed mental health services