People Receiving Mental Health Services in the United States

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"For the 2012 reporting period, 32 states and jurisdictions reported that a total of 3,126,234 individuals had received mental health services; for the 2015 reporting period, 45 states and jurisdictions reported that a total of 5,235,883 individuals had received mental health services [Table 1.1].

"• More than 50 percent of the total individuals served were female in every reporting period between 2012 and 2015 [Table 1.2a].

"• For the 2012 to 2015 reporting periods, Whites represented between 67 and 71 percent of the individuals served; Blacks or African Americans represented between 20 and 21 percent; andAmerican Indians or Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, and other groups combined represented between 8 and 12 percent [Table 1.3].

"• In every reporting period, depressive disorders were the most frequently reported any-mention1 mental health diagnoses, regardless of gender or ethnicity, and for every race except Blacks orAfrican Americans and Asians in the 2012 reporting period. For these two exceptions, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders were the most frequently reported any-mention diagnoses[Tables 1.11c, 1.12c, 1.13c, and 1.14c]."

"1 ‘Any-mention’ diagnoses include first, second, or third mental health diagnoses, not just the first-mentioned one"

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Mental Health Annual Report: 2015. Use of Mental Health Services: National Client Level Data. BHSIS Series S-92, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 17-5038. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2017.
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