The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook entry for Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors gives you data on the occupation (long term job growth outlook “Much faster than average growth”) as does the entry for School and Occupational Counselors (“Above average growth”)
The Department of Health and Human Services provides mental health information and insurance information.
Learn about Health Professional Shortage Areas. Mental health is one of three categories.
The National Institute of Mental Health’s statistics portal
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a wealth of information on grants, evidence-based practices, medically assisted treatment, opioids, and much more.
Explore SAMSHA's Publications and Resources on School and Campus Health.
The National Center for Educational Statistics provides a Schools and Staffing Survey that shows student to counselor ratios.
The Department of Veterans Affairs supports a National Center for PTSD
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance on mental health parity
The World Health Organization’s mental health statistics
The Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent source of information about health policy issues. Three useful Infographics from Kaiser:
Medicaid’s Role in Behavioral Health
Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
The Costs and Outcomes of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders in the US
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