Analysis Ranks Idaho Washington 6th Highest for Mental Health Problems

A new report by the pharmaceutical provider NiceRx ranked Washington and Idaho sixth and seventh respectively for states with the highest prevalence of mental health problems.

It ranked each state based on a report from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services from 2019 through 2020. 

It includes data on drug use and people who were getting mental health services.

The report estimated that slightly more than one-fourth of all Washington residents had experienced mental health problems.

The same analysis reported slightly less than one-fourth for Idahoans. 

Utah, Oregon, West Virginia, Kansas and Oklahoma ranked highest on the list.

Maryland, Georgia and Florida ranked the lowest.

This report is made possible by the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation in partnership with Northwest Public Broadcasting, the Lewiston Tribune and the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

Produced with assistance from the Public Media Journalists Association Editor Corps funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.