Behavioral health issues affect many people in our community
According to our HealthStreet member database, 37.4% of people in Alachua County reported being told by a health professional that they had a mental health disorder(Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Mania), and 7.8% of people in Alachua Country reported being told by a health professional that they had other mental health disorders (Eating Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorder) as a health condition.
In fact, our members have told us through doing a health assessment with a Community Health Worker that mental Health is one of the top eight health concerns in Gainesville.
HealthStreet Statistics on Mental Health:
- Average Age for people with a mental health disorder is 43.2 years
- Average Education level for people with a mental health disorder in Gainesville is 12.6 years
Top Five Mental Disorders Among HealthStreet members
- Bipolar Disorder
Of the 2,442 HealthStreet members with a mental health disorder, 1,270 and 599 were Navigated and Enrolled to health research studies, respectively.