Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Indiana Ranks in Top 12 in Terms of Worst States for Mental Health

Indiana was the 11th worst state in terms of mental health, according to one ranking. Here are data on the mental health of Hoosiers. > Pct. of adults with serious mental illness: 4.7% > Total adults with serious mental illness: 237,000 (13th highest) > Pct. of adults abusing alcohol or illicit drugs: 9.3% (17th highest) > Poverty rate: 15.5% (24th highest) In Indiana, 7.6% of adults reported having at least one major depressive episode last year, one of the largest shares in the country. Chronic and persistent depression that interferes with day-to-day functioning is one of several serious mental illnesses that an estimated 4.7% of adults in Indiana struggles with.


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