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The State of Mental Health in America

The nonprofit organization Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association; see the 1-20-2006 Scout Report) has produced annual reports on the State of Mental Health in America since 2015. These reports compile publicly available data across all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Among their diverse goals, these reports aim to "provide a snapshot of mental health status among youth and adults" and to "track changes in the prevalence of mental health issues and access to mental health care." Here, readers will find the organization's most recent report (as of this write-up, the 2019 compilation). This report summarizes and maps survey data ranking states on the rates of mental illness in adults and youth as well as on the accessibility of psychological care. Among the report's findings for 2019, more than 44 million adults in the United States have a mental health condition, and roughly 20 percent of those adults report a psychological care need that is currently unmet. In addition to viewing the current report's contents online, readers can also download printable versions of the current and previous reports as PDFs.
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May 24th, 2019
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May 21st, 2019 at 9:29am
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May 21st, 2019 at 10:50am
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