Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health in America report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 15 mental health access and prevalence measures. Below are two key findings impacting adult learners:
- Over half of adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment, totaling over 27 million adults in the U.S. who are going untreated. In Hawaii, the bottom-ranked state, 67% of adults with a mental illness did not receive treatment. Even in Vermont, the top-ranked state in the U.S., 43% of adults experiencing a mental illness were not receiving treatment.
- The percentage of adults with a mental illness who report unmet need for treatment has increased every year since 2011. In 2019, 24.7% of adults with a mental illness report an unmet need for treatment.
Download and read the full report here to see how your state ranks and the recommendations for improving access to mental health care.
Over 41 million people in the United States speak Spanish – and now you can reach them during May is Mental Health Month.
Translations of Mental Health America’s 2022 Mental Health Month “Back to Basics” toolkit materials are now available for download. Get a free copy here.