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Without proper treatment, mental health challenges can prevent people from maintaining employment or caring for their children. 

MENTAL WELLNESS

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Substance Abuse

In Vanderburgh County the rate of substance abuse is rising and outpacing state wide averages in both alcohol and drug abuse. 

A major determining factor in the mental wellness of an individual is their relationship with substances like drugs, and alcohol. This is issue is often difficult to address due to social stigma, and the nature of addiction.

Drug-Related Deaths

72%

of those who died from drug poisoning were male

13.6

people per 100,000 die from drug poisoning in Indiana​

23.6

people per 100,000 die from drug poisoning in Vanderburgh County​

Liquors

14.9%

of Vanderburgh County residents report drinking excessively

29.4

per 100,000 people over the age of 18 visited the ER for alcohol abuse related issues

in Indiana.

46.3

per 100,000 people over the age of 18 visited the ER for alcohol abuse related issues

in Vanderburgh County.

Alcohol Abuse

Suicide Rate

In Indiana suicide rates have been on a steady incline since 1999.  

Vanderburgh County has also experienced this trend seeing almost double the instances of suicide in 2017 compared to 1999. In addition, between 2011 - 2015 Vanderburgh County had the 4th highest number of veterans who committed suicide in the state. Following only Marion County, Lake County, and Allen County.

In 2017

43

Vanderburgh County Residents Committed Suicide.

Death Caused By Self Harm Per 100,000 People
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Evansville, IN 47708

info@forevansville.org

(812) 575-0615

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