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Racial and Gender Disparities in Suicide Among Young Adults Aged 18-24: United States, 2009-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

Suicide was the second leading cause of death among young adults in the U.S. in 2013. This report examines suicide rates and methods among young adults by sex and race and Hispanic origin. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Emergency Department Visits Related to Schizophrenia Among Adults Aged 18-64: United States, 2009-2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

During the period an estimated 382,000 emergency room visits related to schizophrenia occurred each year among adults. This report describes characteristics of the visits and the expected source of payment for such visits. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Diagnostic Experiences of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Provides information about the median age at which children were first diagnosed with ADHD and by what type of specialist. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Monitoring the Future: National Survey Results on Drug Use: 1975-2014: College Students and Adults Ages 19-55

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

Latest release in a 40 year run of surveys on trends in the use of licit and illicit psychoactive drugs by U.S. adolescents, college students, young adults, and adults to age 55. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Essential Health Benefits (EHB)

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

The Affordable Care Act requires all non-grandfathered health plans to offer a core package of health care services, known as essential health benefits. Because each state selects its own EHB benchmark plan, considerable variation occurs from state to state. This report discusses the variations and other aspects of essential health benefits under the law. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Child Health USA 2014

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Latest in an annual series of reports on the health status and service needs of infants, children, and adolescents.  Covers factors that influence the health and well-being of children, behaviors that affect their health, and financing and utilization of health services.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration


2014 Mental Health Atlas

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,United Nations

Claims to be the best source for information on the global mental health situation.  Provides baseline data against which progress towards the objectives of the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 is to be measured.  From the World Health Organization


Hospitalizations Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Adults, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Reports that 32% of inpatient stays in 2012 were related to a mental or substance use disorder.  This report also discusses patient characteristics of inpatient stays involving M/SUDs and compares them with other types of stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


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