Number of people who need mental health, substance abuse and/or developmental disability services in N.C.
Number of people in North Carolina who were seen in a hospital emergency room for a mental health crisis in 2010
Number of those people who were transferred to a state psychiatric hospital
Average number of hours the patient stayed in the ER if he or she was eventually transferred to a state psychiatric hospital
Average number of hours the patient stayed in the ER if he or she was eventually transferred to a local community hospital
Number of transports of mentally ill residents to psychiatric facilities by law enforcement, statewide in 2009
Source: N.C. Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, cited in a report published by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research