Impact of Mental Illness on Rhode Islanders: Statistical Measurement

The motivation for this report is to assess and document the impact of serious mental illness on the life and functionality of persons who suffer from this brain disease. This report is about the impact of serious mental illness on people, not the mental health service delivery system. In focusing on the human perspective, this report examines the relationship between mental illness and health status, socioeconomic status, health care utilization, and criminal justice involvement.

Richard Antonelli, MSW, Board President

Vivian G. Weisman, Executive Director

Jana Hesser, PhD, Researcher/Analyst

William J. Waters, PhD, Researcher/Analyst