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Overall Ranking


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

Rank Sort descending State
01 Pennsylvania
02 New York
03 Vermont
04 Rhode Island
05 Maryland
06 Minnesota
07 Massachusetts
08 New Jersey
09 Iowa
10 Connecticut
11 Delaware
12 Hawaii
13 Wisconsin
14 New Hampshire
15 North Dakota
16 District of Columbia
17 Michigan
18 Ohio
19 Maine
20 Illinois
21 Kentucky
22 California
23 Nebraska
24 South Dakota
25 Missouri
26 Indiana
27 Virginia
28 Arizona
29 Colorado
30 Louisiana
31 New Mexico
32 Florida
33 Arkansas
34 Mississippi
35 North Carolina
36 Georgia
37 West Virginia
38 Texas
39 Tennessee
40 Alabama
41 Oklahoma
42 Kansas
43 Montana
44 South Carolina
45 Washington
46 Alaska
47 Wyoming
48 Utah
49 Idaho
50 Oregon
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 Did Not Receive Treatment
  5. Adults with AMI Reporting Unmet Need
  6. Adults with AMI who are Uninsured
  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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The scores for the six prevalence measures make up the Prevalence Ranking.

The 6 measures that make up the Prevalence Ranking include:

  1. Adults with Any Mental Illness (AMI)
  2. Adult 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.

A ranking 1-13 for Prevalence indicates a lower prevalence of mental health and substance use issues compared to states that ranked 39-51.

 

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