Prevalence

DESCRIPTION

The graphs and table below display the percentage of the total active duty service member (ADSM) population, including Guard and Reserves, diagnosed with any mental health disorder within each fiscal year from 2005 through 2015. ADSM population totals for each fiscal year are also provided.

FINDINGS

  • Approximately 12 percent of the ADSM population was diagnosed with at least one mental health disorder in fiscal year 2005, rising to more than 22 percent by fiscal year 2012, and leveling off at 21 percent by 2015.
  • Despite yearly fluctuation, the total ADSM population decreased between fiscal years 2005and 2015, demonstrating a declining active military force throughout this period.
    • The ADSM population declined by 13.6 percent from fiscal year 2005 to fiscal year 2015.  The sharpest decline occurred from fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2015 in which the ADSM population was reduced by an average of 44,000 members per year.