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Mental health is an essential part of a person’s overall health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines mental health as emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Positive mental health allows people to cope with the daily stresses of life, work productively, and make meaningful contributions to their communities. Nevada faces a severe shortage of mental healthcare providers, and a large percentage of residents with a mental illness do not receive treatment. Although Nevada has recorded better-than-average grades for some mental health measures, the state still lags in areas involving access to treatment and provider availability.

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Note – All death rate statistics are per 100,000 residents

Nevada
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  • Worst Performer
  • Best Performer

Sources

  • Age-Adjusted Death Rate Suicide Rate – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database
  • Depression Prevalence - Medicare Population – CMS Chronic Condition Warehouse, www.ccwdata.org
  • Alzheimer's Prevalence Kidney Disease - Medicare Population – CMS Chronic Condition Warehouse, www.ccwdata.org
  • Age-Adjusted Death Rate Alzheimer’s – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database
  • Depression Prevalence – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Prevalence Data
  • Youth Prevalence of Mental Illness (Ages 12-17) – Mental Health America, The State of Mental Health in America Annual Report
  • Students with Emotional Disturbance (Grades 1-12) – Mental Health America, The State of Mental Health in America Annual Report
  • Youth Experiencing Severe Major Depressive Episode (Ages 12-17) – Mental Health America, The State of Mental Health in America Annual Report
  • Any Mental Illness in the Past Year – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health
  • Serious Mental Illness in the Past Year – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health
  • Serious Thoughts of Suicide in the Past Year – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health
  • Youth Suicide Rate (Ages 0-19) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database
  • Youth Seriously Considering Suicide (Ages 13-17) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
  • Youth Attempting Suicide (Ages 13-17) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

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2020 Target Methodology

The 2020 targets are based on the methodology used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020 initiative. In most cases the targets are calculated as a 10 percent improvement over the U.S. average from a base year, typically 2007-2008. In cases where national data from certain sources was not available or reliable, Nevada data was used as the baseline. For more information on Healthy People 2020 and the target-setting methodology, visit www.healthypeople.gov.