Mental Health In Missouri: Limited Access, Increasing Demand and Tragic Consequences

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Mental Health In Missouri: Limited Access, Increasing Demand and Tragic Consequences

Did you know?

  • Missouri has the 17th highest suicide rate in the country, and is second highest only to North Dakota in the Midwestern region.
  • One in 10 Missouri adults have a serious mental illness, and 40 percent of those adults go without treatment.
  • Missouri has cut state general revenue funding for mental health services by as much as 35 percent since 2009.
  • Throughout the last decade, hospital diagnosis of suicide ideation for all Missouri residents increased 433 percent, with a nearly 900 percent increase among children and adolescents.
  • Between 2006 and 2015, ED utilization for mental health-related disorders by Missouri Medicaid patients increased 40 percent — 111 percent for Medicaid Managed Care and 26 percent for Medicaid Fee-for Service. The increase for all other payers combined was 57 percent.

Read more Missouri-specific mental health research from the Hospital Industry Data Institute here: http://bit.ly/1tezje5