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

Nearly a quarter of adults with a mental illness reported they were unable to receive the treatment they needed for various reasons, including no insurance, inability to pay or shortage of psychiatrists in the area, according to a new report from Mental Health America, a nonprofit mental health advocacy organization.

In its report, Mental Health America ranks states by the number of adults who reported they had an unmet mental health need in the last year.

The survey uses national survey data to compare access to care regardless of differences in states populations.

Here's how each state and the District of Columbia fared on the list:

1. Utah — 31.2 percent
2. New Hampshire — 28.8 percent
3. Nevada — 28.6 percent
4. Oregon — 28.5 percent
5. Virginia — 28.3 percent
6. Kansas — 25.9 percent
7. Indiana — 25.2 percent
8. Missouri — 25 percent
9. Arkansas — 25 percent
10. South Carolina — 24.8 percent
11. Pennsylvania — 24.7 percent
12. Washington — 24.5 percent
13. District of Columbia — 24.5 percent
14. Rhode Island — 24.3 percent
15. New Mexico — 23.8 percent
16. Montana — 23.3 percent
17. New Jersey — 22.9 percent
18. Kentucky — 22.9 percent
19. Connecticut — 22.9 percent
20. Nebraska — 22.6 percent
21. Maryland — 22.6 percent
22. Georgia — 22.5 percent
23. Oklahoma — 22.4 percent
24. Massachusetts — 22.3 percent
25. Colorado — 22.2 percent
26. Wisconsin — 22 percent
27. Tennessee — 22 percent
28. Michigan — 22 percent
29. Florida — 22 percent
30. Alaska — 22 percent
31. Mississippi — 21.9 percent
32. California — 21.9 percent
33. North Carolina — 21.8 percent
34. Illinois — 21.8 percent
35. Delaware — 21.8 percent
36. South Dakota — 21.7 percent
37. Idaho — 21.7 percent
38. Arizona — 21.3 percent
39. North Dakota — 21.2 percent
40. Vermont — 20.7 percent
41. West Virginia — 20.4 percent
42. Ohio — 20.4 percent
43. Louisiana — 20.2 percent
44. New York — 20.1 percent
45. Maine — 19.7 percent
46. Minnesota — 19.4 percent
47. Wyoming — 19.2 percent
48. Texas — 19.2 percent
49. Iowa — 18.2 percent
50. Hawaii — 14.7 percent
51. Alabama — 14.3 percent

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