serious mental illness

Why this is important: This information may be useful to assess the potentially unmet mental health needs of a large proportion of adults within the community.

Definition: Percent of adults who scored 10 or more on the Kessler 6 questions to identify serious mental illness.

Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement U58/SO000047-2 through 4 (2012-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 through 5 (2015-2019), NU58/DP006865-1 through 3 (2020-2022). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.



No trend


Better than Washington State


Differences by income

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