First-Ever State-By-State Ranking Of Mental Health Services Released.

The Washington Post (12/4, Bernstein) “To Your Health” blog reported that on Dec. 3, the advocacy group Mental Health America released the first-ever “state-by-state ranking of mental health services.” The states of “Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, North Dakota, and Delaware received the highest overall scores when prevalence of mental illness is compared to access to care,” while “Arizona, Mississippi, Nevada, Washington, and Louisiana received the lowest marks.”

The report also found that “42.5 million Americans (18 percent) report some kind of mental illness – from mild, short-term disturbances to severe, long-term illness.”

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— “Less mental illness among southerners, less access to treatment, too,” Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post, December 4, 2014.

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