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Population in Need (PIN) Study

The 2009 Statewide Population in Need (PIN) study estimates the number of youth aged 0-17 years who have a Serious Emotional Disorder (SED) and number of adults, aged 18 years and older, who have a Serious Mental Illness (SMI). The report describes the number of persons receiving publicly funded human services, including mental health services, alcohol and drug, child welfare, youth corrections, and education.  It also estimates the number of youth and adults who need, but are not receiving, behavioral health services.


The 2009 Colorado PIN study was authorized and supported by the 2008 Colorado State Legislature, and was an initiative of the Office of Behavioral Health (DBH) of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS).


Please click on the link below for a printable copy of the report.