Did You Know?
~ At least half of all people killed by police each year "have mental health problems."
Source: AP 2013 report from the National Sheriffs Association
~ Nationwide psychiatric hospitals shed 3,222 beds from 2009 - 2012 amid recession-related budget cuts and the number has continued to decline even as the economy has improved.
Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
~ Heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. tripled from 2010 - 2013 with most user turning to heroin after using prescription opioids.
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
~ By 2004, 64% of local jail populations and 56% of those in prisons had symptoms of mental illness.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
~ By 2014, no abatement of the situation regarding jail populations and their symptoms of mental illness had occurred.
Source: National Research Council
~ 25% - 50% of patients diagnosed with a mental disorder either currently have or had a substance use disorder, and
~ 50% - 75% of patients in treatment for a substance use disorder have a diagnosable mental health disorder.
Source: Epidemiology of Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders