HPIO Data Snapshot illustrates mental health trends in Ohio
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released a Data Snapshot with visualizations of data on prevalence and trends of mental health concerns in Ohio. The snapshot includes data graphics on poor mental health days, depression, mental health care and trends in suicide. The publication also includes a list of resources to improve resilience and recovery in Ohio.
Ohio does relatively well compared to other states in providing care to those with mental health challenges, according to HPIO’s 2021 Health Value Dashboard. However, the new data analysis found that the number of Ohioans reporting depression is higher than the national average. Additionally, the percent of Ohioans reporting poor mental health (as displayed in the graphic above) and the number of suicides in the state have steadily increased over the past decade.