State Resources & Statistics
State Youth Mental Health Fact Sheets
These fact sheets contain information on the estimated number of youth suffering from mental illness in each state; the youth suicide rate and estimates of youth suicide attempts; the number of TeenScreen sites in each state; and contact information for your state mental health agency. Please share these fact sheets with others to illustrate the ways in which unidentified mental illness and suicide effect youth and families in your state. A national fact sheet is also available. Select a state fact sheet.
SAMHSA State Reports
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Applied Studies provides a brief overview of the substance abuse and mental health issues within each state, including the prevalence of substance use and abuse, treatment resources, mental health indicators, and SAMHSA grant funding. To review a state’s information, click on the outline of the state on the map or visit SAMHSA’s website for more information.
NAMI Grades the States
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) report entitled Grading the States 2009 provides an assessment of state mental health services by assessing: health promotion and measurement; financing and core recovery/treatment services; consumer and family empowerment; and community integration and social inclusion. This report is an update of the original 2006 report, which provided a baseline measurement. The nation received a grade of D. See how your state fared.
MHA Ranks Depression Rates
In 2007, Mental Health America (MHA) released a report entitled Ranking America’s Mental Health: An Analysis of Depression across the States. This report provides information on rates of depression and suicide by state and discusses factors affecting depression status. Read More.
Youth Access to Mental Health Care by State
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation offers a table showing youth access to mental health services among youth with a diagnosed mental, emotional or behavioral disorder. Access is defined as any treatment or counseling from a mental health professional in the last 12 months. Rates are reported by state and are based on data from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. Read More.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and other federal agencies all provide in-depth information and statistics about youth mental illness and suicide in the United States. For a list of helpful resources from these agencies and others, please visit our Resource Links section.
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