Missouri has a population of approximately 6.1 million people. Close to 4.5% of adults in Missouri (according to SAMHSA) live with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
Public mental health and substance use services in Missouri are administered and provided by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
Only 45.3% of adults with mental illness in Nebraska receive any form of treatment from either the public system or private providers (according to SAMHSA). The remaining 54.7% receive no mental health treatment. According to Mental Health America, Missouri is ranked 31 out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. for providing access to mental health services.
Medicaid is a combined state and federal program that provides health coverage to people with low income, including those who are unable to work because of a mental health disability. Residents of Missouri can apply for Medicaid (known as MO HealthNet in Missouri) through the Missouri Health Marketplace.
Other Missouri Resources
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Missouri 211 – 2-1-1 is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact 2-1-1 in any state, including Missouri, simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.
National Alliance on Mental Illness–Missouri – The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nationwide advocacy group representing families and people affected by mental health disorders in the United States. The national organization is organized into state and local affiliates, of which NAMI–Missouri is one.
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