Mental Health America recently released its chartbook The State of Mental Health in America, which provides statistics on the prevalence of mental illness and access to mental health care. Vermont ranked 12th overall (balancing prevalence of mental illness and access to care); it is ranked 45th in prevalence of mental illness (meaning a high prevalence) and 1st in access to care (meaning high level of access to care). It’s an interesting comparison to the total figures for the United States and for individual states; Vermont is doing well compared to many other states.

You can read the entire report on MHA’s website, including a description of the various statistics and rankings they used and past years’ reports.