10 worst states for mental healthcare

Kansas is the lowest-ranked state for mental healthcare, according to a report by Mental Health America.

The "State of Mental Health in America 2023" report used information 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 information available. 

The report ranked the states based on metrics including the number of adults and children diagnosed with a mental illness, the number of those who did not receive treatment and who are uninsured. The full methodology can be found here

Here are the 10 states with the lowest ranking, starting with the lowest:

  1. Kansas
  1. Oregon
  1. Arizona
  1. Alabama
  1. Idaho
  1. Texas
  1. Wyoming
  1. Nebraska
  1. Arkansas
  1. West Virginia

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