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California Psychiatric Bed Annual Report

California’s system for serving the mental health population is in crisis, with inadequate numbers of beds and facilities for the growing population. The attached annual report provides data on the decreases in both since 1995. Over the same time period, it also charts the state’s patient-to-bed gap, showing how California falls short of the number of beds needed per capita recommended by experts.

In addition, the report compares psychiatric beds and facilities in California to the rest of the United States, and breaks down California’s services by county, illustrating the different types of beds available as well as listing California’s 25 (of 58) counties with no inpatient psychiatric services at all.

The document is considered public information and may be distributed freely.