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Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.1,2


1. Mental Health. CDC. 1/26/18.
2. What Is Mental Health? MentalHealth.gov. 8/29/17.
Mental health data can be obtained from a variety of state and national data sources. Additional data sources include:
  • Treatment Episode Datasets (TEDS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Hospital Discharge Data for inpatient and ED visits relating to mental health disorders
  • Mortality data provides deaths due to suicides, mental disorders, and illness

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Data (NJBRFS)


Hospitalizations: Emergency Department and Inpatient

Mental Diseases and Disorders are listed in the Primary Diagnosis Category and Major Diagnostic Categories sections of the Diagnoses step of each query builder screen.

Mortality: Cause of Death

Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) is listed in the 24, 50, and 113 cause of death groupings of the Cause of Death step of each query builder screen.

The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site (https://nj.gov/health/shad). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Thu, 16 August 2018 10:05:44 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: https://nj.gov/health/shad ".

Content updated: Wed, 23 May 2018 05:01:10 EDT