Oklahomans report the highest rates of mental health issues during pandemic

Millions of Americans say they’ve dealt with anxiety and depression during the pandemic.

So far, more than 41 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States.

A survey conducted by Quote Wizard studied mental health data from each state, provided by the Centers for Disease Control. Each state’s frequency of anxiety or depression from April 2020 to August 2021 was analyzed.

The survey found that both Oklahoma and Louisiana had the highest rates of mental health concerns in the country. 33 percent of Oklahomans said they experienced anxiety during that time period while 29 percent said they were depressed. The national average is 27 percent for anxiety and 22 percent for depression.

Despite the data from that period, studies do show that Americans are adjusting to the change and their mental state is improving.