Behavioral Health in Rhode Island (2019): State Epidemiological Profile
Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals, January 2020
This Profile is guided by an outcomes-based framework, and as such, identifies specific areas of need, as well as potential risk and protective factors, from several ecological levels. Data summarized in the Profile can be used to inform and assist in data-drive state- and community-level planning and decision-making processes relevant to substance use and mental health issues across the state of Rhode Island by providing a comprehensive set of key indicators describing the magnitude and distribution of:
- Substance use consumption patterns (e.g. alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs), as well as their adverse consequences across various sub-populations (e.g. youth, adult, racial/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, education, income).
- Mental and behavioral health outcomes including injury and violence.
- Potential risk and protective factors associated with substance use and mental illness.
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.