Mental Health by Racial & Ethnic Group

bulletReports with mental health data and race/ethnicity

bulletMental health measures for racial and ethnic groups  (2005 & 2004)

bulletMental health measures for all racial and ethnic groups  (2004 & 2003)

bulletSerious Mental Illness for Persons Age 18 and Older, 2001 (PDF format:  Tables 8.2A - 8.2B)

bulletAll mental health reports

bulletAll reports on racial and ethnic groups

 

Reports with Race/Ethnicity & Mental Health Data

 

The NSDUH Report: Depression and the Initiation of Alcohol and Other Drug Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17

The DASIS Report:  Adolescents with Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders:  2003

The NSDUH Report:  Suicidal Thoughts among Youths Aged 12 to 17 with Major Depressive Episode

The DASIS Report:  Admissions with Co-Occurring Disorders,  1995 and 2001

The NSDUH Report:  Reasons for Not Receiving Treatment Among Adults with Serious Mental Illness

The NHSDA Report:  Serious Mental Illness Among Adults

The NHSDA Report: Treatment Among Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Adults Receiving Mental Health Treatment in Patterns of Mental Health Service Utilization and Substance Use Among Adults, 2000 and 2001 (HTML)        (PDF format) 

Serious Mental Illness and Its Co-Occurrence with Substance Use Disorders, 2002 (HTML format)     (PDF format)

The NHSDA Report:  Risk of Suicide Among Hispanic Females Aged 12 to 17

 

 

All Racial & Ethnic Groups

Mental Health Measures from SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use & Health, 2003 & 2004

Links to HTML Tables for Each Mental Health Measure

by Race/Ethnicity and Other Demographics

Mental Health Measures Numbers (Thousands) Percentage of the Population

Serious Psychological Distress

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Serious Psychological Distress & Illicit Drug use HTML HTML
Illicit Drug Use & Serious Psychological Distress HTML HTML
Serious Psychological Distress in the Past Year by
Receipt of Past Year Mental Health Treatment/Counseling1
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Received Mental Health Treatment/Counseling 1
by Past Year Serious Psychological Distress
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Specific Types of Mental Health Treatment/Counseling1
Received in the Past Year
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Specific Types of Mental Health Treatment/Counseling Received1
by Past Year Serious Psychological Distress,
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Perceived Help from Mental Health Treatment/Counseling1
by Past Year Serious Psychological Distress
HTML   HTML
Unmet Need for Mental Health Treatment/Counseling2
by Receipt of Past Year Mental Health Treatment
HTML    HTML
Received Mental Health Treatment/Counseling by
Receipt of Alternative Mental Health Treatment/Support
3
HTML     HTML
Received Alternative Mental Health Treatment/Support in the Past Year
by Receipt of Past Year Mental Health Treatment/Counseling
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Received Mental Health Treatment/Counseling1 among
Youth Aged 12 to 17, by Age Group
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Received Mental Health Treatment/Counseling1 among
Youth Aged 12 to 17, by Past Year Illicit Drug Use
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DEPRESSION:4    
Had at Least One Major Depressive Episode (MDE)4


in Lifetime and Past Year
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Received Treatment in the Past Year for Depression4
by MDE in Lifetime or Past Year
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Had at Least One Major Depressive Episode (MDE)4 among Youth
and Receipt of Treatment in the Past Year for Depression
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Had at Least One Major Depressive Episode (MDE)4 among Adults
and Receipt of Treatment in the Past Year for Depression
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Type of Treatment Received in the Past Year for Depression4
by Persons with a Past Year Major Depressive Episode (MDE)
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Type of Treatment Received in the Past Year for Depression4
by Youth with a Past Year Major Depressive Episode (MDE)
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Type of Treatment Received in the Past Year for Depression4
by Adults with a Past Year Major Depressive Episode (MDE)
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Notes:

1Mental Health Treatment/Counseling is defined as having received inpatient care, outpatient care, or using prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents were not to include treatment for drug or alcohol use. Respondents with unknown treatment/counseling information are excluded.

2Unmet need is defined as perceived need for mental health treatment that was not filled whether the respondents received any mental health treatment or not.

3Alternative Mental Health Treatment/Support is defined as having received treatment, counseling, or support in the past year from alternative sources, such as an acupuncturist or acupressurist, chiropractor, herbalist, self-help group, Internet support group, spiritual/religious advisor, telephone hotline, or massage therapist. Respondents with unknown alternative treatment/support information are excluded.

4Major Depressive Episode (MDE) is defined as a period of at least 2 weeks when a person experienced a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities and had a majority of the symptoms for depression as described in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 2003 and 2004.

This page was last updated on December 30, 2008.