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:
N-MHSS complements the information gathered through the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).
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.
Annual reports are produced every year, presenting information from a single data source.
These reports focus on providing in-depth analysis on a specific subset compared to a larger dataset.
Short Reports are one-time publications that include facts, tables, graphics, and “In Brief” summaries to provide context on important topics.
Spotlights are used to highlight a single important finding and contextualize it using very brief text and minimal graphics.
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.
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