In an article published in WebMD, Robert Predit reports that the federal government recently released statistics that 1 in 5 American adults, or 43.8 million people, had a diagnosable mental illness in 2013. More detailed analysis of these numbers revealed that almost 16 million adults suffered from major depression. Over 9 million adults had suicidal thoughts over this time period, with 2.7 million making suicide plans. 1.3 million adults actually attempted suicide in 2013. The author also reports than federal healthcare officials are raising awareness of this issue and urging Americans to seek treatment and restore their well-being. To read this article in its entirety, click here.