The number of visits to mental health clinics during the week of a state survey, expressed as a rate per 1,000 residents. Visits may be made by residents of other counties, as the data are reported by the location of the clinic.
Mental illness can decrease one's ability to function in daily life and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Effective treatment and support services can help individuals improve and recover from mental illnesses.
There were 5.8 mental health clinic visits per 1,000 residents in the Mid-Hudson Valley region in 2019, compared to 7.1 in the state (excluding NYC). The region experienced a 4% decline in the rate of mental health clinic visits since 2001. In 2019, Greene had the highest rate of mental health clinic visits in the region at 8.5, while Orange, at 4.8, had the lowest.
Data come from the NYS Office of Mental Health's Patient Characteristics Survey, which is completed during one week every two years. A statewide decline of 6,000 patients (or about 3.5%) from 2005 to 2007 could be due to a shift in survey method from paper-based to Web-based, as some providers had difficulty making the transition. All agencies that receive state funding take part in the survey.
|NYS (excluding NYC)||4.8||5.1||5.2||4.8||4.9||5.2||5.3||5.7||5.9||7.1|
|NYS (excluding NYC)||53,136||56,591||58,018||53,171||54,405||58,515||59,610||63,438||65,327||78,492|
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