6FE07E907EC25A4C9706961D2C0BDD34_787_442Nearly one in five American adults — 43.8 million people — experienced some type of diagnosable mental illness last year. The latest findings, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, show just how widespread such issues really are. More than 15 million people in the U.S. over the age of 18 suffered from an episode of major depression in 2013. More than nine million reported having serious thoughts of suicide, while 1.3 million actually attempted suicide. SAMHSA said these figures were comparable to the numbers for 2012. More