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  • MH-1 Unhealthy Days
  • MH-2 Disorder Deaths
  • MH-3a Suicide-Num-Total-Race
  • MH-3b-Suicide-Rate-Total-Race
  • MH-4a Suicide-Num-Total-Ethnicity
  • MH-4b Suicide-Rate-Total-Ethnicity
  • MH-5a Suicide-Num-Total-Sex
  • MH-5b Suicide-Rate-Total-Sex
  • MH-6a Suicide-Num-Race-Sex
  • MH-6b Suicide-Rate-Race-Sex
  • MH-7a Suicide-Num-Ethnicity-Sex
  • MH-7b Suicide-Rate-Ethnicity-sex
  • MH-8 Frequent Mental Distress; Insufficient Sleep
  • Mh-9 No. and percent of persons < 65 without insurance
  • MH-10 Mental Health Providers
  • MH-11 Percent of Children in Single-Parent Households; Social Associations; and Rate of Social Association per 10,000 population.
  • MH-12 No. and Rate of Drug Overdose Deaths, and Range of Drug Overdose Mortality Rate
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    Mental Health Data

    Stability in Residence

    We know that substance abuse and other problems increase markedly during period of transition precipitated by life events such as moving, changing jobs or school, or going through a divorce. (NIDA, 2011)  The difficulties of these transitions can be exacerbated by mitigating circumstances like unemployment, financial difficulties, or illness.

    The transitions between elementary and middle, middle and high school, high school and college, college and employment, moving, entering retirement, loss of a spouse through divorce or death, or transitioning from military service to civilian life, can all create risk for a variety of types of problems. Mental health is one area of risk.  Persons entering or exiting from military service, and their families, experience this type of risk during transitions such as pre-deployment, post-deployment, and homecoming.

    Data in County Profiles for this category is contained in the section on Community Risk Factors, Transitions and Mobility. See also the Veterans Resources Searchable database for resources related to homecoming, deployment, military children, and homelessness.

    Related to stability in residence is the variable of divorce, as it can mean disruption in residence for children. Data for divorce prevalence and rankings for divorce rates is included in both Basic Demographics and Family Risk Factors sections of County Profiles.

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    Community Risk Factors -- Transitions and Mobility

    Net Migration

    Domestic Migration, international Migration, Natural Increase, Change from last year

    Neighborhood Risk Factors

    Vacant Housing

    Vacant Housing as Percent of Housing Units, reflecting neighborhood stability

    Family Risk Factors

    Divorce Rate

    Percent of Persons Divorced and Rank of County for Divorce Rate

    Some addition resources may be found at:
    Homelessness Prevention Program from SAMHSA (http://homeless.samhsa.gov/)
    The National Coalition of Homeless Vets, http://www.nchv.org
    Welcome to Veterans and Families Coming Home, http://www.veteransandfamilies.org/
    Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Personnel. From Department of Veterans Affairs. National Center for PTSD, http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/manuals/GuideforFamilies.pdf

    Featured topic, "States are already taking steps to address the needs of returning veterans." Presents examples of programs developed to serve returning veterans, including Indiana's Division of Mental Health and Addiction forum on the topic. From Addiction Treatment Transfer Center Network, http://www.attcnetwork.org/learn/topics/veterans/statesteps.asp