Mental Health


According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) (PDF | 3.4 MB) an estimated 43.6 million (18.1%) Americans ages 18 and up experienced some form of mental illness. In the past year, 20.2 million adults (8.4%) had a substance use disorder. Of these, 7.9 million people had both a mental disorder and substance use disorder, also known as co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. (SAMHSA, 2018)

VaPE Toolkit

E-cigarette use, or vaping, is emerging as a serious health risk, but the full extent of this public health threat remains unknown. The New Jersey Hospital Association urges the provider community to become partners in identifying e-cigarette or vaping use and building a foundation of reliable data to gauge this threat in our communities. This resource provides guidance to ensure the proper capture and documentation of e-cigarette, or vaping use data. Verifying a potential exposure (VaPE) is an essential part of addressing the threat and protecting the health of the people of New Jersey.

Tools & Resources

Suicide Prevention Educational Collaborative