From The State of Mental Health in America, 2018: Some Highlights & Lowlights
Prevalence of “Mental Illness”:
New Mexico ranks 31st of 51 (Counting DC)
North Dakota and Hawaii have the LOWEST prevalence of Mental Illness.
The HIGHEST prevalence of mental illness: Oregon, New Hampshire and Colorado.
Access to Mental/Behavioral Care:
Worst states are Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Nevada, Tennessee, Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia.
ADULT Prevalence of Mental Illness:
Hawaii the lowest, Oregon the highest
New Mexico the HIGHEST level of dependency, Maine the lowest
Mississippi the least, DC the most
Texas the least, Alaska the most. New Mexico is 9th best, which is pretty good, and not what I would have expected.
Utah the least, DC the most.
Adults with Thoughts of Suicide:
Texas the least, Utah the most, followed by Montana, New Hampshire, & Alaska
Youth Prevalence of Mental Illness:
Hawaii the lowest, Indiana the highest, followed by Oregon.
Youth Dependence on Alcohol and/or Drugs:
HIGHEST rate of dependence in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina.
LOWEST rates in Colorado, Arizona, and Vermont.
Youth who are ALCOHOL dependent:
New Mexico is the worst, Maryland has the least.
Youth with HEROIN use:
DC the best, New Hampshire dead last.
Youth with DEPRESSION:
South Dakota the lowest prevalence, Oregon the HIGHEST
Mental Health Workforce Availability:
New Mexico 7th best! YAY, SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE!!
Alabama lowest prevalence, followed by Texas, West Virginia, Georgia, Arizona, and Mississippi
Severe Depression goes down with income level.
For more details about ALL of these and all 50 states and DC, here is the link: