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