Posts with the topic Behavioral Health & Disabilities

Visualizations | February 15, 2018

Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths in Allegheny County: Report and Data Visualizations

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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 ...


Visualizations | 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 ...

Visualizations | 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 ...


Visualizations | 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....