Published in Mental Health Weekly Digest, May 3rd, 2004
The study by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services using the latest national data, from 2001, showed that 10.36% of Oklahoma's population had serious mental illness, State Mental Health Commissioner Terry Cline said April 12, 2004.
Most states with high rates of serious mental illness in the 18 or older population were in the South: Oklahoma, Kentucky, Georgia, West Virginia, Arkansas and Louisiana.
"Considering we are 46th in the nation for public health, this is not surprising," Cline...
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