7 Facts About Mental Health in Utah
Written by At The Crossroads,
in Section Therapeutic News
- Utah has a depression rate of 4% higher (21.5%) than the US average (17.3%).
- In 2017, suicide was the leading cause of death for Utah residents age 10 to 24.
- 58.6% of adolescents with depression do not receive treatment.
- Utah women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression, but three times as many men die from suicide.
- Utahns with incomes under $25,000/year are 8-15% more likely to struggle with their mental health.
- Indigenous/Native American Utahns were the most likely to report recently experiencing poor mental health.
- 29% of Utah’s homeless population has a mental illness.