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These are the main, and most troubling, findings of the first epidemiological study on the state of mental health in Puerto Ricans since 1985. (GFR Media)

Seven point three percent of Puerto Rican adults between the ages of 18 and 64 suffer from a serious mental illness. Two out of ten live with some kind of psychiatric ailment. One out of ten suffers from a severe depression disorder. Twenty-three point seven percent combine a mental illness with drug or alcohol abuse. Four out of ten people who suffer serious mental problems do not receive treatment of any kind.


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