10 best, worst states for children's mental healthcare

Oregon is the lowest-ranked state for children's mental healthcare, while Delaware and Washington, D.C., are at the top, according to a Mental Health America report.

The "State of Mental Health in America 2023" report used info from all 50 states and Washington D.C., to assess the state of mental health in the U.S. The data was collected through 2020, making it the most recent available. The report ranked states according to metrics including the number of adults and children diagnosed with a mental illness, the number of those who did not receive treatment and those who are uninsured.

The full methodology can be found here

The 10 worst states for children's mental healthcare, according to Mental Health America:

1. Oregon

2. Kansas

3. Nebraska

4. Virginia

5. Idaho

6. Texas

7. West Virginia

8. Arkansas

9. Hawaii

10. Louisiana


The 10 best states* for children's mental healthcare, according to the report:

1. District of Columbia

2. Delaware

3. Wisconsin

4. Pennsylvania

5. Massachusetts

6. New Jersey

7. New Hampshire

8. Connecticut

9. Nevada

10. Oklahoma

11. Colorado


*Plus Washington, D.C.

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