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Decades of data about State Mental Health Agencies at your fingertips

April 07, 2017

Through our State Profiling System, NRI tracks State Mental Health Agency initiatives in prevention and treatment of mental disorders. Dating back to 1996, our State Profiling System database provides detailed descriptions about each State Mental Health Agency’s:

  • Organization and structure
  • Service systems
  • Eligible populations
  • Emerging policy issues
  • Numbers of consumers served
  • Fiscal resources
  • Consumer issues
  • Information management structures, and
  • Research and evaluation initiatives.

These data inform SAMHSA's periodic reports on Funding and Characteristics of State Mental Health Agencies, as well as the 2015 SAMSHA report, Case Studies of Three Policy Areas and Early State Innovators: 2014 State Profiles. Our research also allows you to track closings of state psychiatric hospitals and to monitor the number of beds available in these hospitals over the decades. Beginning in fiscal year 2012, the State Profiling System was also expanded to include questions targeted toward substance abuse services so as to develop more comprehensive data about state behavioral health systems.

At NRI, we have answers that can address your specific needs as a behavioral health leader or stakeholder interested in public behavioral health systems. Our goal is to support decision making, policy analysis, and research and evaluation initiatives through our presentation of these vital data. Please review the following tools for further information: