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Mental Health: Statistics

Data dashboards

County mental health services
This data dashboard shows information on the types of mental health services provided in the public behavioral system as well as demographic breakdowns of the service recipients.

Self-harm injury in Wisconsin
This data dashboard focuses on non-fatal instances of self-harm that result in an emergency department visit or hospitalization.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 
This data dashboard highlights how the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is being used in Wisconsin and its impact on the health and safety of Wisconsinites. 


2019 Wisconsin Behavioral Health System Gaps Report
This report was completed by the UW Population Health Institute. It identifies gaps in Wisconsin's behavioral health system in areas such as the service array, workforce, accessibility barriers, and system inequities. It also offers possible solutions to addressing these gaps. The report is based on the knowledge and experiences of service providers, state government staff, advocates, and consumers. This information was collected through interviews, surveys, and focus groups. 

Crisis Intervention Services Survey Summary, P-03135 (PDF)
This report was published in 2021. It is a summary of key findings from a 2019 survey of county crisis intervention programs. 

Differences in Crisis Services and Psychiatric Hospitalizations across Race and Ethnicity, P-02904 (PDF)
This report was published in 2021. It examines how race and ethnicity may factor into a person's likelihood to receive acute mental health care from Wisconsin's public mental health system.

Mental Health and Substance Use Services and Programs Provided - Summary Report, P-00997
This report is published in odd-numbered years with data covering the last two calendar years in which complete data is available at the time the report is compiled. It describes mental health and substance use services and programs provided by county agencies. 

Service Participant Satisfaction with Mental Health Services, P-00910 (PDF)
This report was last published in 2018 covering data from 2010-2015. 

Suicide in Wisconsin: Impact and Response, P-02657 (PDF)
This report was published in 2020 in partnership with Mental Health America of Wisconsin, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and other stakeholders. It presents the most up-to-date picture of suicide and self-harm injuries in Wisconsin, as well as four strategies and 50 opportunities for action that, when taken as whole, provide a path toward reducing suicide attempts and deaths over the next five years.

The Voices of Wisconsin Students: Learning, Coping, and Building Resilience During COVID-19
The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service Research Partners and the Medical College of Wisconsin hosted 23 focus groups with students in grades 6 through 12 in 2021. The findings were compiled into separate reports for middle and high school students. This project was funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Wisconsin Crisis Services and Emergency Detentions Statewide, 2013-2017, P-02517 (PDF)
This report was published in 2019. It features an exploratory analysis of data from Medicaid claims, the Program Participation System's mental health and substance use modules, and large population data sets available through federal and state agencies on emergency mental health service programs and emergency detentions from 2013-2017.

Wisconsin Mental Health and Substance Use Needs Assessment Report, P-00613
This report is compiled in odd-numbered years with data sets from federal and state agencies that identify how many individuals have needs related to mental health and substance use challenges, assess how many individuals are receiving services and how much unmet need exists, and examine the size and scope of the mental health and substance use services workforce. 

Last revised February 21, 2024