Many of the conditions that contribute to health and well-being have been in decline, with resultant increase in addictive disorders, mental illness/suicide, homelessness, etc.


Between 2015 and 2019, estimated cost to U.S. economy from illicit use of Opioids projected to top over $800 billion (a $200 billion increase between 2018 and 2019) which includes;

lost productivity

Increased health care costs


premature mortality

Mental Health

According to a 2019 report by Mental Health America, over 44 million American adults (18.07%), have a mental health condition of which 56.4% received no treatment. The rate of youth experiencing a mental health issue continues to rise,

and 62% of teens and children with a major depressive episode received no treatment.



A total of 552,830 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2018. This number represents 17 out of every 10,000 people in the United States.

Most people experiencing homelessness are individuals (67 percent). The remainder (33 percent) are people in families with children.


Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and, National Alliance on Mental Illness

The Council of Economic Advisers,, National Alliance to End Homelessness