Mental Health Awareness Month May, 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month 2017, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) provides several key resources and tools for behavioral health researchers.

SAMHDA offers public-use data files (PUFs) to assist researchers in this critical area of public health. Visit for more information.

Through SAMHDA’s recently-enhanced Public-use Data Analysis System (PDAS), users can perform online analyses to create crosstabs and perform logistic regression from a web browser, and can download their results.

Check out PDAS at to explore the many available PUFs and try out the improved PDAS tool.

Also, check out these recent spotlights and short reports that use SAMHDA data to focus on behavioral health issues:

Bronchitis and Pneumonia Related to Major Depressive Episodes Among Adolescents

1 in 7 Adolescents with Diabetes Experienced a Major Depressive Episode in the Past Year

Past Year Major Depressive Episodes More Common among Adolescents with Asthma

1 in 5 Female Adolescents Who Were Overweight and Obese Had a Past Year Major Depressive Episode

Published Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11