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IL Ranks Third With the Most Accessible Mental Health Care

1 Dec 2022 11:26 AM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

Vermont has the most accessible mental healthcare services, according to a report by Mental Health America. See the 39-page report. [Becker's Behavioral Health]

The 2023 "State of Mental Health in America" report gathered data from health screenings from populations in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., through 2020 to assess aspects of mental healthcare in America. The report was released in October 2022. 

The report ranked the accessibility of mental health services in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., by considering metrics including the quality and cost of insurance in the area, access to treatment and special education, and the availability of mental health providers. 

Here are the 10 states with the most readily available mental healthcare, starting with the state with the most accessible care. 


  1. Vermont
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Illinois
  4. Montana
  5. Washington, D.C. 
  6. Pennsylvania 
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Connecticut
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Rhode Island

Check out IOMC's virtual program on Mental Health from earlier this year here.


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