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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 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.