Mental Health

Share Experiencing Anxiety and/or Depression

More than half the days of the week

Bay Area

Share Experiencing Anxiety and/or Depression

Bay Area, 2023

All Adults19%
Young Adults (Ages 18-29)29%
Adults Borrowing Money from Family or Friends*38%

Data Source:

U.S. Census Bureau, Household Pulse Survey

National Center for Health Statistics


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data are from the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, smoothed over a four survey-week period (approximately one month, although survey “weeks” varied in duration). The Household Pulse Survey is an experimental survey designed to quickly and efficiently deploy data collected on how people’s lives have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Data collection began on April 23, 2020. Bay Area includes the San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley Metro Area (San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, and San Mateo Counties). Share Experiencing Anxiety and/or Depression is calculated by dividing the survey responses to four questions (Frequency of feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge; Frequency of not being able to stop or control worrying; Frequency of having little interest or pleasure in doing things; and Frequency of feeling down, depressed, or hopeless) including “Nearly Every Day” or “More than half the days” over the last seven days by the total number who answered the questions. This definition is aligned with the usage of this data by the CDC; however, the CDC uses microdata and a scoring criteria/composite methodology to combine responses to the four questions that is not possible using the public data file (so data are not directly comparable). Data charted represent an 8-week trailing average.

Bay Area includes San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, and San Mateo Counties.

*In order to meet their spending needs.

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