mental health services

People Receiving Mental Health Services in the United States

"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].

Demographic Characteristics of People in the US Receiving Less Than 24-Hour Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Services

"Of the 4,161,697 clients who received outpatient mental health treatment services at least once in April 2016 and were still enrolled in treatment on April 29, 2016, 46 percent received services in outpatient mental health facilities and 32 percent received services in community mental health centers. VA medical centers accounted for 9 percent of clients served in less than 24-hour outpatient settings, while multi-setting mental health facilities and general hospitals accounted for 4 percent each.

Legal Status of People in the US Receiving 24-Hour Hospital Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Services

"Across all facility types, half of all clients who received inpatient mental health treatment services on April 29, 2016, were involuntarily admitted for care: 38 percent of clients were admitted with an involuntary non-forensic (non-criminal) legal status and 15 percent were admitted with an involuntary forensic (criminal) legal status.

Services Made Available to Clients by Drug Courts in the US

According to a census of courts in the US:
Substance abuse treatment services are provided to clients in 86.8% of all courts overall, 95.5% of all drug courts, and 77.1% of all mental health courts.
Integrated substance abuse and mental health treatment services are provided to clients in 60.4% of all courts overall, 62.5% of all drug courts, and 85.5% of all mental health courts. Medication as a treatment strategy is available in 28.1% of all courts overall, only 22.5% of all drug courts, and 59.9% of all mental health courts.