Mental health care in the states

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), "is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families." In March, NAMI published a state-by-state report on mental health care, grading each state. Scoring in the 50-state evaluation was based on 39 criteria. NAMI gave the U.S. a national grade of D. Hawaii got an overall grade of C.

In related Hawaii news, the Honolulu Advertiser yesterday reported that U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang recommended (pdf, 868KB, 26p., from AMHD) lifting federal oversight of the state's community mental health plan on Nov. 30, as previously agreed to between state health (AMHD) officials and the Justice Department.

Grading the States, A Report on America's Health Care System for Serious Mental Illness (pdf, 1.3MB, 236p.), from NAMI

Related FR post: Closing the mental health gap



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