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Mental Health in the United States 2010

In today’s dialogue about integrative medicine, healthcare reform, and reducing medical costs, behavioral health is essential to health. Approximately 11 million U.S. adults (4.8 percent) had a serious mental illness (SMI) in 2009. During the 2001-2004 period, one out of eight U.S. children aged 8 to 15 (or 13.1 percent) had a mental health disorder in the past year. In 2005, about $113 billion was spent on mental health.  It is important for medical practitioners, researchers, school systems, parents, and the general public to understand the people who are affected by mental illness and what treatment options are available.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) newly-released publication, Mental Health, United States, 2010, the latest in a series of publications issued by SAMHSA biannually since 1980, provides in-depth information regarding the current status of the mental health field.  It includes mental health statistics at the national and State levels from 35 different data sources. The report is organized into three sections:

— People: the mental health status of the U.S. population and prevalence of mental illness;
— Providers: providers and settings for mental health services, types of mental health services, and rates of utilization;
— Payers: expenditures and sources of funding for mental health services.

Link to Resource: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k12/MHUS2010/MHUS-2010.pdf
Organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Date: 2012

Category:Sector -> Behavioral health
Category:Topic Area -> Mental health and mental health problems
Category:Population -> Children
Category:Type of Resource -> Data
Category:Type of Resource -> Report