Mental Health
Kitsap County, Washington

Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. (Source: CDC)

State-level data from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services administration, shows prevalence estimates for various health conditions and behaviors. (The percentages below are for adults ages 18 and older, for the period 2016-2017.) 

Any Mental Illness in the Past Year

Serious Mental Illness

Serious Thoughts of Suicide

Suicide Data

Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects people of all ages. According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans overall and the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10–34. Mortality data from the CDC's Wonder database shows detailed trends and demographic breakdowns of the suicide rate in your county and state. 

Individuals, the media, and public health departments all have important roles to play in reducing the risk of suicide. The CDC released a technical package (pdf) of suicide-prevention policies, programs, and practices. Individuals interested in learning more about suicide can visit the National Suicide Prevention Hotline's website, Be the One to Save a Life.

About the Data

• Prevalence data is from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The data is an estimate based on a two-year period.

• Suicide data is from CDC Wonder, queried based on the following parameters: underlying cause of death, ICD-10 codes: X60-X84, Y87.0.