Recently, the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a report based on the results of the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

While they reported on national statistics related to mental illness in their press release, individual state data are also available for mental and substance use disorders.

In the survey, serious mental illness (SMI) is defined as mental illness that resulted in serious functional impairment, which substantially interfered with or limited one or more major life activities. A sample of findings follows:

A sample of findings: NC
US
Percent of adults served through the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) who meet the Federal definitions for SMI 67.9% 68.0%
Percent of children served through the MHBG who meet the Federal definitions for serious emotional disturbance (SED) 65.9% 71.5%
Percent of adults served through MHBG who had a co-occurring mental health (MH) and substance use disorder (SUD) 26.8% 21.2%
Percent of children served through the MHBG who had a co-occurring MH and SUD 3.7% 5.2%
Percent of adults served through the MHBG who met the Federal definitions of SMI who also have a SUD diagnosis 21.4% 21.7%
Percent of children served through the MHBG who met the Federal definitions of SED who also have a SUD diagnosis 3.1% 5.8%
Percent of adults reporting improved social connectedness from services 75.8% 69.5%
Percent of children reporting improved social connectedness from services 93.2% 85.1%
Percent of adults reporting improved functioning from services 76.2% 70.0%
Percent of children reporting improved functioning from services 67.0% 69.3%
*Data downloaded from pages 10 and 21