How’s Your Mental Health? The Worst & Best States

Universal Drugstore is an online pharmacy. It recently did some research on mental health and ranked the nation’s states for the best and the worst for mental health.

Five of the worst are PIA Western Alliance states are on the worst list with Nevada being on top. Montana tops the list of the states where the mental health is the best.

Universal Drugstore used research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Mental Health America, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The company looked at finances, relationships, work, do people have a sense of purpose and do they feel safe. Also included in the study is where people live and work, how prevalent is mental illness within the state and how much is the cost of care.

Also in the study is the number of psychologists per capita, the prevalence of mental illness in state and the number of beds available to them for treatment, and the cost of prescriptions.

The PIA Western Alliance state of Montana is the most mentally healthy. The Treasure States’s number was 8.06 out of 10. It has the fewest mentally unhealthy adults who can’t find care by population. Montana residents also took the fewest number of mental health sick days in 2022.

The PIA Western Alliance state of Nevada is the worst state for mental health and got a score of 2.06 out of 10. It was on top for five key measurements including the highest number of mental health sick days taken. Nevada also has the most number of youth saying they’re having depressive episodes.

To its credit, Nevada has the lowest number of psychologists per capita in the country.

The PIA Western Alliance state of Oregon is in 50th place and is the second worst state for mental health with a score of 2.89 out of 10. It’s tied with the PIA Western Alliance state of New Mexico.

The worst states to live in for mental health:

1. Nevada

2. Oregon

3. Oklahoma

4. Arizona

5. Washington

6. Texas

7. Alabama

8. Louisiana

9. Georgia

10. New Mexico

The best states to live in for mental health:

1. Montana

2. Vermont

3. Massachusetts

4. South Dakota

5. Rhode Island

6. Illinois

7. Wisconsin

8. North Dakota

9. Nebraska and Iowa (tied)

10. Arkansas

Source link: FortuneWell — https://bit.ly/49A7W1D

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