Monday, July 6, 2009

2010 National Mental Health Services Survey

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will conduct the 2010 
N-MHSS. This national survey will update the previous biennial mental 
health facility survey conducted in 2008--the National Survey of Mental 
Health Treatment Facilities (NSMHTF) under OMB No. 0930-0119. Similar 
in design to the 2008 NSMHTF, the 2010 N-MHSS will survey all mental 
health service locations, instead of surveying each mental health 
organization as a whole. These separate mental health service locations 
(facilities) are in contrast to mental health organizations which may 
include multiple facilities (service locations). This survey will be 
(a) A 100-percent enumeration of all known facilities nationwide that 
specialize in mental health treatment services, (b) more consumer-
oriented in describing services available at each facility location, 
and (c) patterned after SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies National 
Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (OMB No. 0930-0106).

The 2010 N-MHSS will utilize one questionnaire for all mental 
health facility types including hospitals, residential treatment 
centers, outpatient clinics, and multi-setting facilities. The 
information collected will include: intake telephone numbers for 
services, types of services offered, sources of payment for services, 
facility caseload characteristics, and facility bed counts, if 
applicable. This survey will use a multi-mode approach to data 
collection--mail and Web with telephone follow-up.

The resulting database will be used to provide both State and 
national estimates of facility types and their patient caseloads. 
Information from the 2010 survey will also be used to update SAMHSA's 
online Mental Health Facility Locator for use by consumers. In 
addition, data derived from the survey will be published by CMHS in 
SAMHSA publications such as Mental Health, United States and in 
professional journals such as Psychiatric Services and the American 
Journal of Psychiatry. The publication, Mental Health, United States, 
is used by the general public, State governments, the U.S. Congress, 
university researchers, mental health service providers, and mental 
health care professionals. 

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