Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Impact of Mental Health on Business Activity in Texas

Costs, Consequences, and Cures!!!
An Assessment of the Impact of
Severe Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders on
Business Activity in Texas and the
Anticipated Economic and Fiscal Return on
Investment in Expanded Mental Health Services

The benefits from implementing a $20 million hypothetical
jail diversion program would include a positive net annual
impact of $1.074 billion in total expenditures and 6,420
permanent jobs. The yearly increment to State tax receipts
that could be expected was calculated to be $53.964 million,
or a return of $2.70 per dollar of investment and $53.71 in
overall benefit.

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