Use these links to find federal- and state-level data on mental health prevalence, treatment capacity and other related issues.
American Association of Suicidology: Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, PhD, AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.
Annie E. Casey KIDSCOUNT Data Center: The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private philanthropy focused on improving outcomes for children and families across the U.S. Their KIDSCOUNT Data Center houses state-level data on several categories including juvenile justice, child welfare, and children’s mental health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services which investigates, diagnoses, tries to control or prevent diseases. The CDC collects public health data nationally on a variety of topics, which can be filtered to find state-specific data. The National Health Interview Survey, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and Youth Behavioral Risk Surveillance Survey measure several health factors, including mental health.
CDC National Health Interview Survey: Administered since 1957, the National Health Interview Survey collects data on a broad range of health topics through household interviews. Data from this survey has helped track health trends, access to care, and inform national health objectives.
CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): As one of the longest-standing, continuously administered telephone surveys, BRFSS collects information on adult health risk factors. By collecting health behavior information at the local and state levels, communities have been able to make targeted health promotion decisions and programming, improving the lives of communities over the years.
National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Mental Health: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
NRI-Analytics Improving Behavioral Health: NRI was originally developed as the research and data partner for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, but since 1987 has worked as a stand-alone organization providing non-biased, relevant data and research to behavioral health stakeholders on state and private psychiatric facilities.
Resource Center for Minority Data: The RCMD is a collection of data that enables researchers, educators, students, and the public with resources so they can analyze issues affecting racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States.