April 6, 2016 | Number of The Day
New Jersey’s ranking in terms of mental health

It may not feel like it to some New Jerseyans, but we’re in a pretty good state (pun intended) when it comes to mental health. With a ranking of six among states and the District of Columbia, Mental Health America says that New Jersey has a low prevalence of mental illness combined with the highest ranks of access to care.

Indeed, New Jersey ranked third, after Connecticut and Massachusetts, when it came to adult mental health. The state’s ranking for mental health among youth was still in the top 10, at nine.