10 U.S. States with Highest Rates of Depression

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Health reports on the 10 states with the highest rates of depression. Depression can be a form of mental illness which may result in an individual being unable to work for a long period of time. This could lead to the need for long-term disability benefits, which can help offset lost wages.

10 States with the Highest Rates of Depression

  • Arkansas;
  • Indiana;
  • Kentucky;
  • Michigan;
  • Mississippi;
  • Missouri;
  • Nevada;
  • Oklahoma;
  • Tennessee; and
  • West Virginia.

In addition, CNN Health reports that some of the most affluent countries, like the United States, are prone to have higher rates of depression. Statistics show 15% of individuals who have experienced clinical depression come from high-income countries, as opposed to 11% in lower-income countries.

While France has the highest rates of depression at 21%, the United States follows closely behind at 19%.
This demonstrates that depression isn’t necessarily linked to economic status.

If you suffer from severe depression or any other serious medical condition that will require lengthy treatment, then you may be entitled to receive long-term disability benefits. Speaking with long-term disability representative should be your next step in order to learn if you qualify for benefits and what you can do to increase your chances at a favorable outcome.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve.

When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.