Mental Health By the Numbers

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.


The ranking for suicide as cause of death in the U.S.


Approximate percentage of youth ages 13 to 18 who experience severe mental disorders in a given year. For ages 8 to 15, the estimate is 13 percent.


The number of U.S. military veterans who commit suicide each day. Although military members comprise less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, veterans represent about 20 percent of suicides nationally.


The percentage of Americans 18 years and older who suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.

14.8 million

The number of American adults who live with major depression.

23.3 million

The number of Americans taking antidepressants (2010 figure).

193.2 billion

The dollar amount of annual lost earnings due to serious mental illness.

Sources: National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Institute of Mental Health, The American Journal of Psychiatry

Need help? These agencies are here for you.

2-1-1 Brown County United Way (serving Door County)

Provides free, confidential community information and referrals 24 hours a day.

Dial 2-1-1 or 877.200.4956

County Veterans Service Officer

Scott McFarlane

Government Center

421 Nebraska St.

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2225


920.746.2519 fax

Scott – 920.746.2225; [email protected]

Deb Hart, Assistant – 920.746.2226; [email protected]

Crisis Lines

Dial 9-1-1 or 920.746.2588

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.TALK (8255). Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center in your area.

Door County Department of Community Programs

421 Nebraska Street

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


[email protected]

Door County Department of Social Services

421 Nebraska Street

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


[email protected]

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Door County

305 S Lansing Ave.

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


[email protected] or [email protected]

JAK’s Place (a project of NAMI Door County)

820 Egg Harbor Rd.

Sturgeon Bay, WI


Senior Resource Center

832 N. 14th Avenue

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235