Mental Health Medications in the US, by the Numbers

Mental Health Medications in the US, by the Numbers

Prescription psychiatric medications are prevalent in the United States today, with about one in six U.S. adults taking medication to treat a mental health condition. While use of these medications is common and can be highly effective in treating conditions such as depression or anxiety, some stigma remains around taking them.
To help dispel some of the lingering misunderstandings about these medicines and shine light on key facts about their usage today, Lyra created a new infographic: Mental Health Medications in the U.S., by the Numbers.


This resource features statistics and trends about the current state of mental health prescribing in America, and aims to shed light on the following questions:

  • What types of mental health medications are Americans taking?
  • Who’s prescribing them?
  • How easy is it to get an appointment with a psychiatrist?
  • Who’s covering the cost of these medications?

Find answers to these and other questions about mental health medications in the U.S., in the new infographic.


If you want help connecting with a therapist, Lyra can assist you. You can get started today if Lyra is offered by your employer. Sign up now.

For employers who want to learn more about how Lyra’s enhanced EAP addresses network adequacy and quality issues, download our whitepaper on quality or get in touch.

And check in frequently here or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for more insights into supporting employees’ mental health.

DISCLAIMER: The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

By The Lyra Team
20 of January 2020 - 1 min read
Share this article
Stay in touch and get the latest blogs

Take your workforce to the next level