Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.

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No graphics.</p>\n<p>I expect if I posted this on FB, some TBM will conclude that a) it would be so much worse if it wasn\'t for the strong presence of TSCC and b) that it proves the church is true.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>anoni<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nRanking America\'s Mental Health: An Analysis of Depression Across the States<br />\n<a href=\"http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/state-ranking\" title=\"http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/state-ranking\">http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/state-ranking</a></p>\n<p>\"Utah was the most depressed state. Among adults in Utah, 10.14 percent experienced a depressive episode in the past year and 14.58 percent experienced serious psychological distress. Among adolescents in Utah, 10.14 experienced a major depressive episode in the past year. Individuals in Utah reported having on average 3.27 poor mental health days in the past 30 days.\"</p>\n<p>Download the full report<br />\n<a href=\"http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/files/Ranking_Americas_Mental_Health.pdf\" title=\"http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/files/Ranking_Americas_Mental_Health.pdf\">http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/files/Ranking_Americas_Mental_Health.pdf</a></p>\n<p>So much for mittens \"superior culture\".</p>\n<hr />\npoliticaljunkie<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nAccording to the information at the bottom of the table...\n<p>\"Numbers are age-adjusted, as states vary in number of residents at the most and least vulnerable ages for committing suicide. The totals take account of these differences. Data are from 2004, the latest year available.</p>\n<p>Source: Thomson Healthcare from National Center for Health Statistics and Bureau of Census data\"</p>\n<hr />\nStumbling<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nCity Creek will cheer people up...but also it provides more buildings to jump off...\n<hr />\n<p>Stumbling<br />\nRe: ::SNORT:: Did they finish that thing yet?<br />\nOpened in March and they are now suing one of the food tenants for lack of rent payments. That seems to be a reflection in the relative success of a specialist salad outlet in Utah...how depressing...</p>\n<hr />\nA ANON<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nSeven of the final nine states (Alaska was last) are in the Mormon Corridor:\n<p>43. Arizona: 15.6</p>\n<p>44. Colorado: 17.1</p>\n<p>45. Utah: 17.1</p>\n<p>46. Idaho: 17.5</p>\n<p>47. Wyoming: 17.6</p>\n<p>48. Montana: 18.7 (Outside of the Corridor)</p>\n<p>49. New Mexico: 18.8</p>\n<p>50. Nevada: 19</p>\n<p>If anyone has the technical ability we should overlay a map of Mormon density in America and see what we get!</p>\n<hr />\nBeen there<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nHere\'s a map:\n<p><a href=\"http://www.slate.com/articles/life/map_of_the_week/2012/02/mormon_population_in_the_u_s_an_interactive_map.html\" title=\"http://www.slate.com/articles/life/map_of_the_week/2012/02/mormon_population_in_the_u_s_an_interactive_map.html\">http://www.slate.com/articles/life/map_of_the_week/2012/02/mormon_popula...</a></p>\n<hr />\nBeen There<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nSuicide map for comparison:\n<p><a href=\"http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/4NAT_MAP.shtml\" title=\"http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/4NAT_MAP.shtml\">http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/4NAT_MAP.shtml</a></p>\n<hr />\n<p>athreehourbore<br />\nSo what is your response to TBMs?<br />\nWhen they see this and say, \"WELL, it\'s because in other states people who are depressed self-medicate with alcohol and we don\'t do it here so we need prescription drugs and that\'s why you see the most anti-depressant use.\"</p>\n<p>???</p>\n<p>So is this highest reported instances of depression?<br />\nReported use of prescription drugs?</p>\n<p>Besides, wouldn\'t a bunch of depressed people in other states who drink alcohol on top of it be even MORE depressed?</p>\n<hr />\njust a thought<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nWe\'re more depressed than West Virginia?\n<p>West Virginia is a horrible place to live. If you are depressed in West Virginia, you\'ve probably got a good reason. Ranked last in education, last in health care, first in diabetes and obesity. The stink of corruption from the coal industry and evangelical christianity is everywhere.</p>\n<p>And yet, we Utahns manage to beat West Virginia in numbers of depressed people. Unfucking believable.</p>\n<p>Thanks, LDS, Inc., you\'ve done a wonderful job in creating \"Zion\".</p>\n<hr />\n<p>Stumbling<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nIf I was in Uah I\'d probably be depressed about the suicide rate....or suicidal about the rate of depression...</p>\n<hr />\nItzpapalotl<br />\nYeah, NM is pretty bad.<br />\nI have never lived in a place with so many outwardly miserable people. The Rez has a very high suicide rate as well. Very sad.\n<hr />\n<p>notanymore<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nWell obviously it would be. Satan has a lot of work to do on all the Saints; most of his work is already done on all the other less righteous states.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>Rachel Midtovne<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nThat is really sad!</p>\n<hr />\n<p>nickname<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nOT: Was anyone else shocked by how well New Jersey did? :p</p>\n<hr />\n<p>nickname<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nWell Utah, Idaho, and Nevada are really the Mormon stronghold states from what I\'ve seen. Wyoming, Arizona, and Colorado also have very strong Mormon influence. So we\'ll consider those to be the 6 \"Mormon states.\"</p>\n<p>4 of them are in the top 10 most depressed states. Utah, Nevada, Idaho, (all 3 of the main Mormon stronghold states) and Wyoming.</p>\n<p>ALL 6 are in the top 10 most suicidal states! Holy crap!!</p>\n<hr />\n<p>liminal state<br />\nRe: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.<br />\nDoesn\'t surprise me. I\'ve seen so many spirits broken by Mormonism here in Utah County. It\'s that miserable, inhumane pursuit of perfection, and shame-based culture that drives people crazy. Reminds me of the movie, Peyton Place. It\'s all nice and calm, and so \"perfect\" white suburbia on the surface, but the deeper you go the darker secrets you find. I\'m sure this is true in any community but to me what makes Utah stand out the most is how hard it tries to hide this.</p>\n<p>Can\'t hide statistics like depression and suicide.</p>\n<p>\"Recovery from Mormonism - www.exmormon.org\"</p>\n', created = 1493577561, expire = 1493663961, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:66bf0789f6ac5d825862cfd666925479' in /home/exmormon/public_html/d6/drupal/includes/cache.inc on line 112.

politicaljunkie Aug 2012

Depression and suicide rates state by state.
"Utah was the most depressed state." 7th highest in suicide.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-11-28-depression-suicide-number...


freeman
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
What a strange way to present the data though. A list from best to worst. No graphics.

I expect if I posted this on FB, some TBM will conclude that a) it would be so much worse if it wasn't for the strong presence of TSCC and b) that it proves the church is true.


anoni
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
Ranking America's Mental Health: An Analysis of Depression Across the States
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/state-ranking

"Utah was the most depressed state. Among adults in Utah, 10.14 percent experienced a depressive episode in the past year and 14.58 percent experienced serious psychological distress. Among adolescents in Utah, 10.14 experienced a major depressive episode in the past year. Individuals in Utah reported having on average 3.27 poor mental health days in the past 30 days."

Download the full report
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/files/Ranking_Americas_Mental_Health.pdf

So much for mittens "superior culture".


politicaljunkie
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
According to the information at the bottom of the table...

"Numbers are age-adjusted, as states vary in number of residents at the most and least vulnerable ages for committing suicide. The totals take account of these differences. Data are from 2004, the latest year available.

Source: Thomson Healthcare from National Center for Health Statistics and Bureau of Census data"


Stumbling
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
City Creek will cheer people up...but also it provides more buildings to jump off...

Stumbling
Re: ::SNORT:: Did they finish that thing yet?
Opened in March and they are now suing one of the food tenants for lack of rent payments. That seems to be a reflection in the relative success of a specialist salad outlet in Utah...how depressing...


A ANON
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
Seven of the final nine states (Alaska was last) are in the Mormon Corridor:

43. Arizona: 15.6

44. Colorado: 17.1

45. Utah: 17.1

46. Idaho: 17.5

47. Wyoming: 17.6

48. Montana: 18.7 (Outside of the Corridor)

49. New Mexico: 18.8

50. Nevada: 19

If anyone has the technical ability we should overlay a map of Mormon density in America and see what we get!


Been there
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
Here's a map:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/map_of_the_week/2012/02/mormon_popula...


Been There
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
Suicide map for comparison:

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/4NAT_MAP.shtml


athreehourbore
So what is your response to TBMs?
When they see this and say, "WELL, it's because in other states people who are depressed self-medicate with alcohol and we don't do it here so we need prescription drugs and that's why you see the most anti-depressant use."

???

So is this highest reported instances of depression?
Reported use of prescription drugs?

Besides, wouldn't a bunch of depressed people in other states who drink alcohol on top of it be even MORE depressed?


just a thought
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
We're more depressed than West Virginia?

West Virginia is a horrible place to live. If you are depressed in West Virginia, you've probably got a good reason. Ranked last in education, last in health care, first in diabetes and obesity. The stink of corruption from the coal industry and evangelical christianity is everywhere.

And yet, we Utahns manage to beat West Virginia in numbers of depressed people. Unfucking believable.

Thanks, LDS, Inc., you've done a wonderful job in creating "Zion".


Stumbling
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
If I was in Uah I'd probably be depressed about the suicide rate....or suicidal about the rate of depression...


Itzpapalotl
Yeah, NM is pretty bad.
I have never lived in a place with so many outwardly miserable people. The Rez has a very high suicide rate as well. Very sad.

notanymore
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
Well obviously it would be. Satan has a lot of work to do on all the Saints; most of his work is already done on all the other less righteous states.


Rachel Midtovne
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
That is really sad!


nickname
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
OT: Was anyone else shocked by how well New Jersey did? :p


nickname
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
Well Utah, Idaho, and Nevada are really the Mormon stronghold states from what I've seen. Wyoming, Arizona, and Colorado also have very strong Mormon influence. So we'll consider those to be the 6 "Mormon states."

4 of them are in the top 10 most depressed states. Utah, Nevada, Idaho, (all 3 of the main Mormon stronghold states) and Wyoming.

ALL 6 are in the top 10 most suicidal states! Holy crap!!


liminal state
Re: Utah #1 most depressed state, #7 in suicide rate.
Doesn't surprise me. I've seen so many spirits broken by Mormonism here in Utah County. It's that miserable, inhumane pursuit of perfection, and shame-based culture that drives people crazy. Reminds me of the movie, Peyton Place. It's all nice and calm, and so "perfect" white suburbia on the surface, but the deeper you go the darker secrets you find. I'm sure this is true in any community but to me what makes Utah stand out the most is how hard it tries to hide this.

Can't hide statistics like depression and suicide.

"Recovery from Mormonism - www.exmormon.org"