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Statistics and Datasets:
On this page: resources for quantifying the prevalence of mental illness and substance abuse in the United States.
COVID-19 and Mental Health: A Growing Crisis
A spotlight from Mental Health America's 2021 State of Mental Health in America report. This report explores the data from the over 1.5 million people who took a screen through the MHA Online Screening Program from January to September 2020, to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. Published October 20, 2020.
The State of Mental Health in America 2021
Mental Health America's overview of mental health in the U.S., based on nationally-available data. Addresses the prevalence of mental health concerns, as well as issues of access to insurance and treatment, particularly as that access varies among the states. Published October 20, 2020.
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Statistics
Behavioral Health Barometer, 2019-United States
Provides data about key aspects of behavioral healthcare issues including rates of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, underage drinking, and the percentages of those who seek treatment for these disorders. Published: December 30, 2020
Prevalence of Mental Illness in the United States: Data Sources and Estimates
This report briefly describes the methodology and results of three large surveys that provide national prevalence estimates of diagnosable mental illness. Published January 19, 2018, by the Congressional Research Service (CRS)
U.S. Mental Health Statistics (NIMH)
The information on these pages includes currently available statistics on the prevalence and treatment of mental illnesses among the U.S. population. In addition, information is provided about possible consequences of mental illnesses, such as suicide and disability. Last updated January 2018.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse (Kaiser Family Foundation)
This data collection pulls together state-level data on a variety of mental health and substance use disorder topics. Depending on the topic, statistics range from 2017-2021.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
SAMHDA provides public-use data files, file documentation, and access to restricted-use data files to support a better understanding of the critical public health areas of substance abuse and mental health.
Offers a range of datasets on mental health and substance abuse. The data is collected and supplied by both federal and state agencies. Datasets are available in multiple formats.
Searchable collection of U.S. government-generated datasets, including mental health and substance abuse. May be browsed by topic, tags, or location.