Substance Abuse & Mental Health Data Archive
Released for the First Time: 2010 National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS) Public-use Data
SAMHSA announces the release of the 2010 N-MHSS, a biennial survey of specialty mental health treatment facilities. For the first time, SAMHSA is making the 2010 N-MHSS public-use data and documentation files available for download and online analysis on the SAMHDA website. Detailed findings and tables are available in the 2010 N-MHSS report from SAMHSA. more...
The 2010 N-MHSS includes data on the types of services and special programs offered, types of payments accepted, and number and characteristics of clients being served in mental health treatment facilities. The N-MHSS complements the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), another facility-based survey of substance abuse treatment facilities that is similar to the N-MHSS in design and content. The N-SSATS series is also sponsored by SAMHSA and is available on the SAMHDA website.
The 2010 N-MHSS public-use file consists of 10,374 records The following types of mental health treatment facilities were included in the study: psychiatric hospitals; non-federal general hospitals with a separate psychiatric unit; VA medical centers; outpatient or day treatment, or partial hospitalization mental health facilities; residential treatment centers for children; residential treatment centers for adults; and multi-setting (multi-service, non-hospital) mental health facilities.
2010 Data Added to Treatment Episode Data Set-Discharges (TEDS-D) Concatenated File
The TEDS-D Concatenated file has been updated to include data through 2010. The 2006 to 2010 TEDS-D Concatenated data and documentation files are now available for download, online analysis, and Quick Tables. more...
TEDS-D provides descriptive information about discharges from alcohol or drug treatment in facilities that report to individual state administrative data systems. Demographic information such as gender, race, ethnicity, education, and employment status, among others, are included in the data. The reason for discharge and the length of time in treatment are also included in the file. Substances reported in TEDS-D include alcohol, cocaine and crack, marijuana and hashish, heroin, nonprescription methadone, other opiates and synthetics, stimulants, tranquilizers, sedatives, and over-the-counter medications, among others.
TEDS-D is one component of the Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS), maintained by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). TEDS-A, a sister data system, records admissions to treatment facilities. The TEDS-A Concatenated file was recently updated to include data through 2011.