Wednesday, 26 October 2011
According to a new report by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency, almost 20 percent of Americans experienced some kind of mental illness in the last year. That's 44.5 million adults, guys!
The report defines "mental illness" as "any sort of mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that is diagnosable from the DSM-IV," and it must cause "substantial functional impairment." It lists the states in order of how many of their citizens experienced mental illness. Maryland had the lowest percentage, at 16.7%, with Rhode Island taking the top spot with 24.2%.
Click here to see the rest of the list.
Where does your state rank?