10 states with the least accessible mental healthcare

Texas has the least accessible mental healthcare services, according to a report by Mental Health America.

The 2023 "State of Mental Health in America" report gathered data from health screenings from populations in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., through 2020 to assess aspects of mental healthcare in America. The report was released in October 2022. 

The report ranked the accessibility of mental health services in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., by considering metrics including the quality and cost of insurance in the area, access to treatment and special education, and the availability of mental health providers. 

Here are the 10 states where mental health services are the least accessible, starting with the state where care is the most difficult to access. 


  1. Texas


  1. Alabama


  1. Georgia


  1. Kansas


  1. Arizona


  1. Florida


  1. Arkansas


  1. South Carolina


  1. Indiana


  1. Mississippi


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