According to Health.com, Mississippi ranks in the top ten of “most depressing states.”
Health.com writes, “(Mississippi is) the poorest state in the U.S. (and) ranks at or near the bottom on many health measures, from obesity to heart disease. Mental health is no exception. The state has the highest rate of depression in the nation (14.8%), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and it has the third-highest rate of frequent mental distress (13.5%).”
The study chronicled the country’s highest rates of depression, psychological distress, and other indicators of poor mental health.
MBJ-TV: Health & Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses health care issues in Mississippi.