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Grading the States 2006: Nevada

Alabama

Report Card

Overall Grade:

D-

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

F

Information Access:

F

Services:

D

Recovery Supports:

D
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$62.78

36

Per Capita Income

$29,685

19

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$140

37

Suicide Rank
4
 
 

Recent Innovations

  • State-funded mental health courts
  • Transparency, demonstrated by self-reported data posted on its website
  • Efforts to reduce restraints and seclusion in hospitals
  • Funding increases for emergency room and jail diversion
 

Urgent Needs

  • Overflowing emergency rooms, particularly in Las Vegas
  • Implementation of evidence-based practices and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs 
  • Supportive housing options, especially in rural areas


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More Information

Grading the States 2006: Nevada - Narrative
Read the full narrative from NAMI's report on Nevada's health care system for serious mental illness


Grading the States 2006: Nevada - Score Card
View the details of how Nevada scored on the criteria used by NAMI in evaluating its health care system for serious mental illness.


Other Resources

Grading the States 2009

State & Local NAMIs
NAMI has a state organization in every state and over 1,000 local affiliates. Connect with the NAMI nearest you, and find out how you can get involved.

Grading the States 2006 Online Discussion
Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around NAMI's report on the state of America's health care system for serious mental illness.


News Coverage

Mental health advocacy group gives Nevada low grade
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from the Las Vegas Sun - NV.
3/02/2006







     
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