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Grading the States 2006: South Dakota


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Spending, Income, & Rankings



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Per Capita Mental Health Spending



Per Capita Income



Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)



Suicide Rank

Recent Innovations

  • Prescription feedback as an alternative to restricted access to medications
  • Coordination between state mental health agency and correctional facilities in providing mental healthcare

Urgent Needs

  • Funding
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Balanced community services and hospital capacity
  • Provider shortages in rural communities 

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More Information

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

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

Other Resources

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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

Health system gets failing mark
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Sioux Falls Argus Leader - SD.

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