Association for the Chronically Mentally Ill (ACMI) ASU study coming soon (Fall 2020)
Mapping the Costs of Serious Mental Illness
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Play Your Role We work with stakeholders to improve care
for persons suffering from chronic serious mental illness
through cost-effective network enhancements.
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What does Chaos look like with
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Why are we doing this?

ACMI  is a nonprofit organization was founded by a group of passionate parents whose adult children shared a similar experience with Arizona’s behavioral health system.

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Our Mission

We work with stakeholders to improve care for persons suffering from chronic serious mental illness through cost-effective network enhancements.

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Our Vision

Improve the well-being of Chronic Seriously Mentally Ill population by providing more “Lighthouse-like community living” * and more Contained Treatment Facilities.

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ACMI’s Appeal to the Governor

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Fast Facts from the Treatment Advocacy Center

2.8 million

approximate number with schizophrenia (1.1% of the population), 40% untreated

5.5 million

approximate number with severe bipolar disorder (2.2% of the population), 51% untreated

8.3 million

adults with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder mental illness (3.3% of the population)

169,000

homeless people with serious mental illness

50%

estimated percentage of individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar who attempt suicide during their lifetimes

29%

estimated percentage of family homicides associated with serious mental illness

3.9 million

approximate number untreated in any given year (1.6% of the population)

383,000

inmates with mental illness in jails and prisons

10%

estimated percentage of homicides involving an offender with serious mental illness

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