Thursday, March 23, 2006
Grading The States 2006: A Report On America's Healthcare System For Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness in the United States, presents this first comprehensive state-by-state analysis of mental health care systems in 15 years. Every U.S. state has been scored on 39 specific criteria resulting in an overall grade and four sub-category grades for each state. The national average grade is D. Five states receive grades in the B range. Eight receive F's. None received A's.
My state - New York- got a grade of "U"- that's right a "U", signifiying an "unresponsive" status in regard to the questions posed.
Select a state and view its report card and NAMI's analysis here --> Click-Your-State.
Then, be sure to visit the Take Action area to find out how you can get involved and make a difference.
To my readers out of the country, I hope your healthcare is better than ours!
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)