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Pennsylvania Behavioral Health Barometer 2013 - A SAMHSA Report
The "National Behavioral Health Barometer” provides data about key indicators of behavioral health problems including rates of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, underage drinking, and the percentages of those who seek treatment for these disorders.


The Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) produces periodic reports aimed at assessing the performance of various components within the statewide system of behavioral health (i.e. mental health and substance abuse) care. The following reports examine point-in-time or multi-year trends in Pennsylvania’s data.  Through these and other forums, OMHSAS continues its commitment of “transforming data into meaningful information, to guide effective decision-making for system improvement.”

Pennsylvania 2012 Mental Health National Outcome Measures (NOMS): CMHS Uniform Reporting System

  • OMHSAS is required to report annually to the Center for Mental Health Services (within the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration) on a varied set of performance outcomes measures applicable to the state mental health system. In addition to OMHSAS using the data in its own analysis and reporting, the information is compiled into a state-specific format available to the public.

Pennsylvania 2012 Mental Health National Outcome Measures (NOMS): CMHS

Adult Consumer and Family Member Perceptions of Care 2012

  • This report summarizes the findings from the annual survey of adult behavioral health service recipients and of family members of child/adolescent service recipients.  OMHSAS utilizes nationally-normed survey tools to solicit input directly from those persons most closely impacted by our services.  The surveys were created by groups of mental health consumers, family members, state government data experts, researchers and federal government project officers.  The annual survey offers the only statewide assessment of its kind in Pennsylvania.

Adult Consumer and Family Member Perceptions of Care 2012: Findings from the Annual Survey of Pennsylvania Behavioral Health Service Recipients