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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 

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