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Overall Ranking 2020



 
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An overall ranking 1-13 indicates lower prevalence of mental illness and higher rates of access to care. An overall ranking 39-51 indicates higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care. The combined scores of all 15 measures make up the overall ranking. The overall ranking includes both adult and youth measures as well as prevalence and access to care measures.

 

The 15 measures that make up the overall ranking include:

 

  1. Adults with Any Mental Illness (AMI)
  2. Adults with Substance Use Disorder in the Past Year
  3. Adults with Serious Thoughts of Suicide
  4. Youth with At Least One Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the Past Year
  5. Youth with Substance Use Disorder in the Past Year
  6. Youth with Severe MDE
  7. Adults with AMI who Did Not Receive Treatment
  8. Adults with AMI Reporting Unmet Need
  9. Adults with AMI who are Uninsured
  10. Adults with Cognitive Disability who Could Not See a Doctor Due to Costs
  11. Youth with MDE who Did Not Receive Mental Health Services
  12. Youth with Severe MDE who Received Some Consistent Treatment
  13. Children with Private Insurance that Did Not Cover Mental or Emotional Problems
  14. Students Identified with Emotional Disturbance for an Individualized Education Program
  15. Mental Health Workforce Availability

 

Statistical Data

Rank Sort descending State
01 Vermont
02 Pennsylvania
03 Massachusetts
04 Maryland
05 New Jersey
06 New York
07 Minnesota
08 Hawaii
09 District of Columbia
10 Delaware
11 Ohio
12 Rhode Island
13 Connecticut
14 Maine
15 Michigan
16 South Dakota
17 Kentucky
18 New Hampshire
19 Wisconsin
20 Nebraska
21 Louisiana
22 Illinois
23 Iowa
24 North Dakota
25 California
26 Virginia
27 Texas
28 Tennessee
29 Kansas
30 Montana
31 Washington
32 Mississippi
33 Indiana
34 New Mexico
35 Florida
36 Alabama
37 Georgia
38 Missouri
39 West Virginia
40 Arizona
41 North Carolina
42 Arkansas
43 South Carolina
44 Wyoming
45 Oklahoma
46 Utah
47 Colorado
48 Oregon
49 Alaska
50 Idaho
51 Nevada

Adult Ranking 2020



 
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States that are ranked 1-13 have lower prevalence of mental illness and higher rates of access to care for adults. States that are ranked 39-51 indicate that adults have higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care.

The 7 measures that make up the Adult Ranking include:

  1. Adults with Any Mental Illness (AMI)
  2. Adults with Substance Use Disorder in the Past Year
  3. Adults with Serious Thoughts of Suicide
  4. Adults with AMI who are Uninsured
  5. Adults with AMI who Did Not Receive Treatment
  6. Adults with AMI Reporting Unmet Need
  7. Adults with Disability Who Could Not See a Doctor Due to Costs

 

Statistical Data

Rank Sort descending State
01 Hawaii
02 Iowa
03 Minnesota
04 New York
05 Maryland
06 Michigan
07 New Jersey
08 Delaware
09 Pennsylvania
10 Connecticut
11 Illinois
12 Vermont
13 Ohio
14 Nebraska
15 Rhode Island
16 California
17 Maine
18 Arizona
19 Wisconsin
20 West Virginia
21 North Carolina
22 New Mexico
23 Massachusetts
24 Florida
25 Alabama
26 North Dakota
27 New Hampshire
28 Tennessee
29 Mississippi
30 Texas
31 Missouri
32 Kentucky
33 Colorado
34 South Dakota
35 South Carolina
36 Arkansas
37 Indiana
38 Oklahoma
39 Montana
40 Georgia
41 District of Columbia
42 Virginia
43 Kansas
44 Alaska
45 Louisiana
46 Washington
47 Nevada
48 Wyoming
49 Idaho
50 Utah
51 Oregon

Youth Ranking 2020




 
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States with rankings 1-13 have lower prevalence of mental illness and higher rates of access to care for youth. States with rankings 39-51 indicate that youth have higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care.

The 7 measures that make up the Youth Ranking include:

  1.  Youth with At Least One Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the Past Year
  2.  Youth with Substance Use of Disorder in the Past Year
  3.  Youth with Severe MDE
  4.  Youth with MDE who Did Not Receive Mental Health Services
  5.  Youth with Severe MDE who Received Some Consistent Treatment
  6.  Children with Private Insurance that Did Not Cover Mental or Emotional Problems
  7.  Students Identified with Emotional Disturbance for an Individualized Education Program.

 

Statistical Data

Rank Sort descending State
01 District of Columbia
02 Pennsylvania
03 North Dakota
04 Rhode Island
05 Massachusetts
06 Wisconsin
07 Vermont
08 New Hampshire
09 Maryland
10 New Jersey
11 Delaware
12 Iowa
13 Connecticut
14 New York
15 Minnesota
16 Kentucky
17 Virginia
18 Ohio
19 Indiana
20 Michigan
21 Louisiana
22 Maine
23 Georgia
24 South Dakota
25 Hawaii
26 Missouri
27 Illinois
28 Texas
29 Mississippi
30 Arizona
31 Arkansas
32 Alabama
33 California
34 Colorado
35 Nebraska
36 Florida
37 Kansas
38 Tennessee
39 West Virginia
40 Oklahoma
41 Utah
42 New Mexico
43 Washington
44 North Carolina
45 Montana
46 Idaho
47 Oregon
48 South Carolina
49 Alaska
50 Wyoming
51 Nevada

Prevalence of Mental Illness 2020




 
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19.00% of adults are experiencing a mental illness. Equivalent to over 47 million Americans.

4.55% are experiencing a severe mental illness.

The state prevalence of adult mental illness ranges from 16.14% in New Jersey to 25.25% in Utah.

 

According to SAMHSA, ìAny Mental Illness (AMI) is defined as having a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder, other than a developmental or substance use disorder. Any mental illness includes persons who have mild mental illness, moderate mental illness, and serious mental illness." 

 

Statistical Data

Rank Sort descending State
01 New Jersey
02 Mississippi
03 Texas
04 Georgia
05 New York
06 Hawaii
07 Pennsylvania
08 Alabama
09 Louisiana
10 North Carolina
11 Maryland
12 Florida
13 Nebraska
14 Delaware
15 North Dakota
16 South Carolina
17 Kentucky
18 Virginia
19 Michigan
20 Arizona
21 California
22 Tennessee
23 Illinois
24 Minnesota
25 Oklahoma
26 Kansas
27 Arkansas
28 Connecticut
29 South Dakota
30 Iowa
31 Missouri
32 New Hampshire
33 Indiana
34 Ohio
35 Wisconsin
36 District of Columbia
37 Rhode Island
38 New Mexico
39 West Virginia
40 Wyoming
41 Maine
42 Massachusetts
43 Vermont
44 Colorado
45 Nevada
46 Montana
47 Utah
48 Washington
49 Alaska
50 Idaho
51 Oregon

Access to Care Ranking 2020




 
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The Access Ranking indicates how much access to mental health care exists within a state. The access measures include access to insurance, access to treatment, quality and cost of insurance, access to special education, and workforce availability. A high Access Ranking indicates that a state provides relatively more access to insurance and mental health treatment.

The 9 measures that make up the Access Ranking include:

  1.  Adults with AMI who Did Not Receive Treatment
  2.  Adults with AMI Reporting Unmet Need
  3. Adults with AMI who are Uninsured
  4.  Adults with Disability who Could Not See a Doctor Due to Costs
  5.  Youth with MDE who Did Not Receive Mental Health Services
  6.  Youth with Severe MDE who Received Some Consistent Treatment
  7.  Children with Private Insurance that Did Not Cover Mental or Emotional Problems
  8.  Students Identified with Emotional Disturbance for an Individualized Education Program
  9.  Mental Health Workforce Availability

 

Statistical Data

Rank Sort descending State
01 Vermont
02 Massachusetts
03 Maine
04 District of Columbia
05 Delaware
06 Minnesota
07 Wisconsin
08 Rhode Island
09 Ohio
10 New Hampshire
11 Maryland
12 Pennsylvania
13 Connecticut
14 Hawaii
15 Iowa
16 Washington
17 Michigan
18 Kentucky
19 Montana
20 New York
21 Oregon
22 South Dakota
23 New Jersey
24 North Dakota
25 New Mexico
26 Indiana
27 Louisiana
28 Illinois
29 Nebraska
30 West Virginia
31 Colorado
32 Utah
33 Oklahoma
34 California
35 Idaho
36 Kansas
37 Alaska
38 Wyoming
39 Virginia
40 Arizona
41 Missouri
42 Arkansas
43 Tennessee
44 North Carolina
45 South Carolina
46 Nevada
47 Alabama
48 Florida
49 Mississippi
50 Texas
51 Georgia