The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today released Mental Health, United States, 2010, the latest in a series of publications issued biannually by SAMHSA since 1980. This new report includes mental health statistics at the national and State levels from 35 different data sources. The report is organized into three sections:
the mental health status of the U.S. population and prevalence of mental illness;
providers and settings for mental health services, types of mental health services, and rates of utilization;
expenditures and sources of funding for mental health services.
This SAMHSA publication provides a uniquely comprehensive set of information regarding behavioral health services delivery in the U.S. – including national-level statistical information on trends in both private and public sector behavioral health services, costs, and clients. Drawing on diverse data sources, this publication also includes state-level data and information on the mental health needs and services utilization of special populations such as children, military families, nursing home residents, and incarcerated individuals.
Order a hardcopy or download a PDF copy here: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k12/MHUS2010/index.aspx
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.