This publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides data about key indicators of behavioral health problems including rates of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, underage drinking, and the percentages of those who seek treatment for these disorders.
Mental Health Publications
Mental Health and Juvenile Justice presents community-based treatment interventions as an effective alternative to institutionalization.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration presents the results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug and Health. It provides detailed tables of the national estimates on the prevalence of mental disorders and mental health service use among youth and adults.
This research brief from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service provides an overview of rural telemental health program service delivery challenges and limitations.
This toolkit from the National Alliance on Mental Illness was created to support presentations about mental health to students on college campuses.
This study from Qualitative Health Research examines how people with serious mental illnesses prioritize their needs when released from jail. It found that they are much more likely to seek assistance with housing and financial needs than treatment when returning to their communities from jail.
This document from the National Institute of Corrections provides a legal context to review current policy and practice specific to the laws and policies affecting women involved with the criminal justice system.
These facts sheets from SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation include recently updated briefs on evidence-based practices (EBPs).
Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation in collaboration with the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the guidelines promote the criminal justice partnerships that are necessary to develop successful approaches for identifying individuals in need of services, determining what services those individuals need, and addressing these needs during transition from incarceration to community-based treatment and supervision.
The December 18, 2013 issue of this biweekly online publication from Agency for Healthcare Research features three profiles on programs that have increased access and improved mental health care for individuals living in rural areas by using telemedicine and other innovative approaches.