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.

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.

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Apr 7, 2014

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