States with best mental Health care
States with high rankings have lower prevalence of mental illness and higher rates of access to care for youth. Lower rankings indicate that youth have higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care.
The 7 measures that make up the Youth Ranking include:
- Children with Private Insurance that Did Not Cover Mental or Emotional Problems
- Students Identified with Emotional Disturbance for an Individualized Education Program.
Prevalence of Mental Illness Ranking
The Prevalence Ranking indicates how many people in the US have a mental heatlh or substance use problem.
The 6 measures that make up the Prevalence Ranking include:
- Youth with Severe MDE.
A high ranking on the Prevalence Ranking indicates a lower prevalence of mental health and substance use issues. States that rank 1-10 have lower rates of mental health and substance use problems compared to states that ranked 42-51.
Prevalence Ranking Compared to Other Positive Outcomes
Top 10 states in the Prevalence Ranking also rank among the top 10 states in the following positive outcomes. Among the top 10 states in the Prevalence Ranking, 9 states had correlations with positive outcomes – shown below.
Prevalence Ranking Compared to Other Poor Outcomes
Bottom 10 states in the Prevalence Ranking also rank among the bottom 10 states in the following poor outcomes. Among the bottom 10 states in the Prevalence Ranking, 6 states had correlations with poor outcomes – shown below.
Access to Care Ranking
The Access Ranking indicates how much access to mental health care exists within a state. The access measures include access to insurance, access to treatment, quality and cost of insurance, access to special education, and workforce availability. A high Access Ranking indicates that a state provides relatively more access to insurance and mental health treatment.
The 9 measures that make up the Access Ranking include: