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Behavioral Health & Disabilities | June 10, 2019

Allegheny County Suicides, 2008–Present: Interactive Dashboard

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The dashboard below displays information about County suicide trends since 2008. Click here to view a related data brief.  Select the Demographics tab for more information about the individuals who died by suicide and the Maps tab to see the Allegheny County communities most affected. Data comes from the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner (ACOME) and the ...

Behavioral Health & Disabilities | April 25, 2019

Locations of Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment Facilities in Allegheny County

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The interactive dashboard below displays information about the locations of licensed substance use and mental health treatment and support facilities located in Allegheny County. Users can search by type of provider (substance use, mental health, buprenorphine) as well as by license type, provider name and geographic location. Data comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, ...

Behavioral Health & Disabilities | February 16, 2018

Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths in Allegheny County: Interactive Visualization

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Users can customize data in the interactive dashboard below to explore demographic information about individuals dying from opioid-related overdose as well as where fatalities are occurring. The autopsy data used is collected by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office (ACOME) and it is refreshed monthly (with weekly updates). A related report is available here.   ...

Behavioral Health & Disabilities | February 15, 2018

Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths in Allegheny County: Report and Maps

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Allegheny County is experiencing opioid-related overdose rates higher than in the state and in the U.S. In 2016, 93 percent of overdose deaths in the County were opioid-related and 2016 represented the third consecutive year in which the number of fatal overdoses was higher than in any prior year. An increase in the presence of ...


Behavioral Health & Disabilities | January 17, 2018

The Involuntary Commitment Process in Allegheny County, 2014 – Present (Visualization)


When individuals are exhibiting symptoms of mental illness that are unmanageable and may result in danger to themselves or to others, it might be necessary to hospitalize them for their own protection. This is known as an involuntary commitment, and the process of petitioning for this involuntary, emergency evaluation and treatment is specified in Section ...

Behavioral Health & Disabilities | February 1, 2016

Suicide in Allegheny County, 2002 through 2014

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With more than 2100 suicides occurring from 2002 through 2014, and with an average annual rate of 13 suicides per 100,000 residents, Allegheny County’s suicide rate is higher than the national average. Suicide disproportionately affects white men, and 35- through 54-year-olds have the highest suicide rate in the County. Firearms and asphyxiation are the most ...


Behavioral Health & Disabilities | December 1, 2015

Involuntary Commitment Petitions in Allegheny County, 2002 through 2013 (Visualization)

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This dashboard presents the pattern of involuntary commitment petitions such as client demographics, role of petitioner and authorizer, and evaluation facility. It complements the DHS-published data brief “Involuntary Commitment Petitions in Allegheny County.” Click here to view the related report....