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Mental Health Statistics:

There were 122 suicides that occurred in the North Los Angeles County and East Los Angeles County in 2020:

  • 101 (83%) of the victims were males, and 9 (16%) were females. 2 were unidentifiable due to being John or Jane Does.
  • 48 (39%) of the victims were Hispanic, 42 (34%) were Caucasian, 15 (12%) were Asian, 13 (11%) were black, and 4 were other/unknown.
  • 33 (28%) of the victims were between the ages of 26 and 35. The next largest age group was those between the ages of 14 and 25 (21, 18%).

Below is a breakdown of the victims and their ages. 5 victims’ ages were unknown due to being unidentifiable:

  • 14-25 21
  • 26-35 33
  • 36-45 13
  • 46-55 12
  • 56-65 15
  • 66-75 14
  • 76-90 9
  • Of those between the ages of 26 and 35, 22 (66%) were Hispanic.

Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. Across the country, many people just like you work, perform, create compete, laugh, love and inspire every day:

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34

You Are Not Alone:

  • 20.6% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2019 (51.5 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.
  • 5.2% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2019 (13.1 million people). This represents 1 in 20 adults.
  • 16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 million people)
  • 3.8% of U.S. adults experienced a co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness in 2019 (9.5 million people)

Mental Health Care Matters:

  • Mental health treatment — therapy, medication, self-care — have made recovery a reality for most people experiencing mental Illness. Although taking the first steps can be confusing or difficult, it’s important to start exploring options.

People Who Get Treatment in a Given Year:

  • 45% of adults with mental illness
  • 66% of adults with serious mental illness
  • 51% of youth (6-17) with a mental health condition

If You Need Help:

  • If you or someone you know is in an emergency, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY
  • Call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255
  • Reach our Behavioral Health Unit Nurses' Station at 661.200.1080.
  • If you are in need, please text the California State Suicide Text Hotline by dialing 211
  • call the National Suicide Hotline number at 1.800.273.8255

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