Interesting that the growth in partakers is roughly the same rate of Americans affected by mental illness
Since these are worldwide figures, I don't think we can draw that correlation. I would be interested in knowing the breakdown on partakers by country. I am wondering if the huge increase is coming from 3rd world countries where they have seen growth. I would also be interested in knowing if the partakers in 1st world countries (like the US) have decreased in relation to their decrease in membership in those countries.
Do they release these figures by country, or have they ever? I have been gone so long, I really don't remember.