First-ever report ranks states based on depression status; calls for mental health monitoring system to inform state policies impacting access to care

Source: Mental Health America

From press release:
Mental Health America today released its report, “Ranking America’s Mental Health: An Analysis of Depression Across the States,” a first-of-its-kind study examining state and national data for statistical associations between access-to-care factors and actual health outcomes, namely a state’s mental health status and suicide rate. Included in the study is a ranking of the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on rates of depression and suicide. South Dakota is found to lead the nation with the best depression status while Utah ranked last.

Ranking America’s Mental Health: An Analysis of Depression Across the States

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