Just under five percent of U.S. adults, or 11 million people, had a serious mental illness in 2009, US mental health officials report in the latest update.
And 34,000 Americans committed suicide linked to mental illness. More than one quarter of adults with mental illness also had a substance abuse problem, according to the figures from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The latest data shows 13 percent of U.S. children aged 8 to 15 had a mental health disorder.
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