Mapping Mental Health

Stress map (thumbnail) A report to be published in the June 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine maps the responses to a telephone survey asking about respondents’ mental health, National Geographic News reports. “This county-by-county map shows the percentages of residents who reported ‘frequent mental distress’ (FMD) — defined as 14 or more days of emotional discomfort, including ‘stress, depression and problems with emotion,’ during the previous month. Three days of mental distress is considered average, the researchers say.” Kentucky reported the most mental distress, Hawaii (for some reason) the least. Via GeoCarta and The Map Scroll.