In 2015 mental health spending was $195.6 billion. U.S. per capita spending for mental health services in 2015 was approximately $608.49 per person.
When mental health spending is broken down by payer, private insurance was the largest payer of mental health services at 28% or $54.6 billion in 2015, followed by Medicaid at 25% or $48.1 billion, then Medicare at 15% or $28.1 billion, and other state and local funds at 14% or $29.5 billion. In 2015, public payers (Medicaid, Medicare, other federal, and other state and local funds) accounted for the majority . . .