10 best, worst states for mental healthcare

Kansas is the lowest-ranked state for mental healthcare, while Wisconsin is 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 mental healthcare, according to Mental Health America:

1. Kansas

2. Oregon

3. Arizona

4. Alabama

5. Idaho

6. Texas

7. Wyoming

8. Nebraska

9. Arkansas

10. West Virginia


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

1. Wisconsin

2. Pennsylvania

3. Massachusetts

4. Delaware

5. Connecticut

6. New Jersey

7. Washington, D.C.

8. New York

9. Illinois

10. Maryland

11. Kentucky


*Plus Washington, D.C.

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