Research & Statistics
Through the programs we create, encourage, and support, Extended Grace can make a positive difference for many of our citizens, some of whom are among our most vulnerable.
The needs in our community only continue to grow. In Ottawa County:
1 in 5 adults are disabled
17% of adults report depression and 15% report an anxiety disorder
15% of youth have thought about committing suicide in the last year
Opiate related deaths have increased by 85%
Mental Health continues as a CRITICAL issue and is not improving. Top Four Concerns:
Stigma with mental illness
Lack of programs/services
Lack of funding for services
Lack of psychiatrists/therapy
Access to Care is a case of those who have and those who have not. Under-served adults had trouble meeting health care needs in the past two years, and skipped or stretched their medication to save on costs.