50 states ranked by number of adults with unmet mental health needs

California has the most patients with unmet mental health needs of all U.S. states, according to a new ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The ranking is based on 2016-17 data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive.

In total, 12.6 million Americans said they felt a perceived need for mental health treatment or counseling was not met in the past year.

Here's how each state stacks up:

Note: The list includes ties. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.

1. California — 1,477,000
2. Texas—805,000
3. Florida — 786,000
4. New York — 688,000
5. Pennsylvania — 560,000
6. Ohio — 457,000
7. Illinois — 430,000
8. Virginia — 423,000
9. Washington — 398,000
10. Michigan — 380,000
11. North Carolina — 364,000
12. Massachusetts — 363,000
13. Georgia — 360,000
14. Indiana — 315,000
15. Missouri — 287,000
15. New Jersey — 287,000
17. Oregon — 269,000
18. Maryland — 249,000
18. Tennessee — 249,000
20. Arizona — 236,000
21. Wisconsin — 235,000
22. Colorado — 228,000
23. Kentucky — 211,000
24. South Carolina — 208,000
25. Utah — 191,000
26. Minnesota — 172,000
27. Nevada — 159,000
28. Louisiana — 157,000
29. Oklahoma — 150,000
30. Arkansas — 144,000
31. Connecticut — 142,000
32. Kansas — 131,000
33. Alabama — 125,000
34. Mississippi — 114,000
35. Iowa — 101,000
36. Idaho — 85,000
37. West Virginia — 79,000
38. Nebraska — 77,000
39. New Mexico — 75,000
40. New Hampshire — 74,000
41. Rhode Island — 55,000
42. Maine — 53,000
43. Montana — 44,000
44. Delaware — 41,000
45. Hawaii — 31,000
45. South Dakota — 31,000
47. Vermont — 27,000
48. Alaska — 26,000
48. North Dakota — 26,000
50. Wyoming — 20,000

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