The QOL Council has broken down the general mental health issues in Florida to better address the area that needs closer attention or that has low priority elsewhere.
We estimate only 20% of Florida's mental health need is met through the publicly funded behavioral healthcare system. This is due, of course, to lack of adequate funding.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Florida Criminal Justice System
The fact that many persons with mental illnesses and/or substance abuse problems end up in jail or prison can be seen as an indicator of changes needed within the traditional system, in particular with respect to identifying and treating MHSA problems.
Recommendations from the Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Actions for Mental Health