Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
8.7 percent (2018)

7.6 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

8.7 percent of adults with disabilities aged 18 years and over experienced serious psychological distress in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce the proportion of adults with disabilities who experience serious psychological distress

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


People with disabilities are more likely to experience serious psychological distress, which can make it harder for them to do major life activities. Interventions like screening for depression, psychotherapy, social support, and community-based physical activity programs are linked to reduced psychological distress in people with disabilities.