The Statistics

Millions of people grapple with emotional, relational and mental health issues and struggle to find the help they need. Many are surrounded by dysfunctional people, so they think they are normal, but don’t understand why their lives are a mess.  Others lack the financial resources or the time to get help.  Still others don’t want the stigma of being known for having an emotional or mental problem.

  • Americans spend roughly $55 billion/year on psychotherapy and mental / emotional health medications.
  • Twenty-six million American workers have a chemical dependency. The fallout from substance abuse (absenteeism, underperformance) costs American businesses more than $100 billion each year.
  • The divorce rate in America for first marriages is 41%; 60% for second marriage and 73% for third marriages.

Yet surveys also indicate that only 6% of those who need professional mental health care will get it.  The top reasons for not seeing a mental health care professional are:

  • The cost of professional mental health care is more than many can afford
  • There is a stigma attached to getting mental health care
  • The inconvenience of mental health care (either unacceptable office hours or location)
  • People who have been raised in dysfunctional families don’t realize there is a healthier mental health state available for them