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Grading the States 2006: New Jersey


Report Card

Overall Grade:


Category Grades:



Information Access:




Recovery Supports:


Spending, Income, & Rankings



National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending



Per Capita Income



Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)



Suicide Rank
(tied with New York)

Recent Innovations

  • Long-term special needs housing trust fund
  • Funding increases for community based services and supports
  • Increased investment in evidence-based practices
  • Exemplary executive leadership 

Urgent Needs

  • Improve conditions in state hospitals, particularly Greystone
  • Develop appropriate community services for people clinically ready for discharge from hospitals
  • Increase evidence-based practices, particularly integrated dual diagnosis treatment (IDDT)
  • Continue forward momentum stimulated by Governor Richard Codey

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More Information

Grading the States 2006: New Jersey - Narrative
Read the full narrative from NAMI's report on New Jersey's health care system for serious mental illness

Grading the States 2006: New Jersey - Score Card
View the details of how New Jersey scored on the criteria used by NAMI in evaluating its health care system for serious mental illness.

Other Resources

Grading the States 2009

State & Local NAMIs
NAMI has a state organization in every state and over 1,000 local affiliates. Connect with the NAMI nearest you, and find out how you can get involved.

Grading the States 2006 Online Discussion
Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around NAMI's report on the state of America's health care system for serious mental illness.

News Coverage

Advocates for mentally ill give N.J. a C for services
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from the Philadelphia Enquirer - PA.

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