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National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS)

N-MHSS is the only source of national- and state-level data on the mental health services delivery system reported by both publicly and privately operated specialty mental health treatment facilities. They include:

  • Public and private psychiatric hospitals
  • Nonfederal general hospitals with separate psychiatric units
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers
  • Residential treatment centers for children and adults
  • Community mental health centers
  • Outpatient, day treatment, or partial hospitalization mental health facilities
  • Multi-setting (non-hospital) mental health facilities

N-MHSS complements the information gathered through the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).

Where Do the Data Come From?

N-MHSS is an annual survey to collect information on the location, organization, structure, services, and utilization of mental health treatment facilities. It is designed to collect statistical information on all known mental health treatment facilities in the United States. This includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories. Every other year, starting in 2014, N-MHSS also collects information on the numbers and demographics of persons served in these treatment centers.

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Annual reports are produced every year, presenting information from a single data source.

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Annual Report

2020 National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS) Annual Report
Annual Report | Survey: National Mental Health Services Survey - December 22, 2021
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These reports focus on providing in-depth analysis on a specific subset compared to a larger dataset.

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Data Review

Mental Health United States 2010
Data Review or Analytical Report | Survey: National Mental Health Services Survey - May 13, 2014
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Short Reports are one-time publications that include facts, tables, graphics, and “In Brief” summaries to provide context on important topics.

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Short Report

Behavioral Health Workforce: Quality Assurance Practices in Mental Health Treatment Facilities
Short Report | Survey: National Mental Health Services Survey - July 11, 2017
Availability of Supported Employment in Specialty Mental Health Treatment Facilities and Facility Characteristics: 2014
Short Report | Survey: National Mental Health Services Survey - June 14, 2017
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Spotlights are used to highlight a single important finding and contextualize it using very brief text and minimal graphics.

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Spotlight

Telemedicine Services in Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment Facilities
Spotlight | Survey: National Mental Health Services Survey - December 29, 2021
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Need Data Files for Research?

Data files are made available by SAMHSA for research and statistical purposes. Available files may include: Codebooks and Delimited, R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA data sets. Read more.