For the fourth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health in America Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. This year, Massachusetts came out on top overall with Nevada coming in 51st place.
In developing the report, MHA looked at 15 different measures to determine the rankings. MHA hopes to provide a snapshot of the mental health status among youth and adults for policy and program planning, analysis, and evaluation; to track changes in prevalence of mental health issues and access to mental health care; to understand how changes in national data reflect the impact of legislation and policies; and to increase the dialogues and improve outcomes for individuals and families with mental health needs.
Links to Resource:
- Access the full State of Mental Health in America Report (pdf)
- View the report’s press release from MHA
- Read MHA’s blog post that highlights The Best and Worst States for Mental Health
- Read the Huffington Post article covering the report, What Every Parent Needs to Understand About Teens’ Mental Health