Idaho Ranked Among Worst States For Mental Health Assistance
Mental health issues plague a massive number of people worldwide. A recent United States report has grouped the state of Idaho among the worst in the nation for assistance with such health problems.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 14, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. One in five Americans experience mental distress each year, according to further data on the subject from NAMI.
Forbes.com recently released a report ranking states from best to worst for being equipt to handle mental health issues for its residents. Many states have round-the-clock hotlines in place to direct people reaching out for assistance in these matters. Most U.S. health clinics also screen patients by asking a range of questions regarding mental health on office forms upon check-in, which can help offer immediate assistance to troubled Americans.
Idaho ranked among the top 10 states with inadequate mental health support, according to Forbes.com. Montana was identified as having the worst access to mental health for its residents. Idaho scored a possible 67.29 out of 100 in the metric system used by authors of the report.
Depression has been a major characteristic linked to mental health. Feelings of hopelessness, self-isolation, and trouble sleeping have been found to be some of the key warning signs exhibited by people suffering from mental illness, according to psychiatry.org.
If you are having thoughts of injuring yourself or are struggling with depression in Idaho, please dial 2-1-1 or call 800-926-2588.