Adolescent component of the National Comorbidity Survey

Adolescents with multiple mental illnesses or mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse and addiction disorders are at extreme risk for injury and death, involvement in the criminal justice system, failure in school, and many other problems as they become adults. Yet, until recently, there have been no empirically solid estimates of how many adolescents are at risk nationally and the range of severity of co-occurring illness among adolescents. The adolescent part of the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS-A) is the first nationally representative survey of the mental health of adolescents ever carried out in the United States and includes both mental illness and substance abuse and addiction. NCS-A was first funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as a supplement to the adult survey. The NIMH estimate of the cost of NCS-A fell short of the resources needed to complete the survey in its entirety. To bridge the $2-million gap in funding, several foundations and federal agencies have agreed to co-sponsor the survey. This grant provides partial support to complete NCS-A.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $366,972.00

Awarded on: 8/30/2002

Time frame: 9/1/2002 - 3/31/2004

Grant Number: 44780


University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

426 Thompson Street
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, 48106-1248


Ronald Kessler
Project Director


Beth-Ellen Pennell
Project Director