A depressing statistic: Oregon ranks as No. 1 state in average number of depression cases


by Kelsey Christensen and NBC16.com Staff

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon ranks as the number one state with the highest rates of depression, according to a new report which also ranks Oregon as middle of the road for access to mental health care.

Put four Oregonians in a room. It’s estimated that one of them is struggling with mental health.

A new report ranks the state as number one for the percentage of people dealing with depression.

“We analyze CDC data on depression rates in each state,” analyst Adam Johnson said.

He says they look at data over the last 5 years, in which he says depression has increased by about 9 percent.

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You can find the full report here: https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/states-with-highest-depression-rates


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