10 Happiest (Least Depressed) States in America

Least Depressed Lowest SuicideThere is a very strong relationship between depression, mental disease, substance abuse and suicide rates. Insider Monkey believes action speaks louder than words. There are several surveys ranking participants’ happiness and satisfaction and ranking the results by state and country. Using survey data on overall evaluation of life, job satisfaction, emotional and physical health, and whether a person smokes or exercises, a recent survey ranked Utah, Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado, and Minnesota as the happiest states in America.  We disagree. Wyoming has the third highest suicide rate in America. Colorado has the sixth highest suicide rate, and Utah is the ninth most suicidal state in America (See 10 States with the highest suicide rates). Again, action speaks louder than words. We believe suicide rates is a better variable to measure happiness than asking people whether they are happy or not.

Based on National Center for Health Statistics calculations, here are the least depressed and happiest states in America:

10. California: 9.8 suicides per 100,000 residents

9. Hawaii: 9.7 suicides per 100,000 residents

8. Maryland: 9 suicides per 100,000 residents

7.  Rhode Island: 8.7 suicides per 100,000 residents

6. Illinois: 8.5 suicides per 100,000 residents

5. Massachusetts: 7.6 suicides per 100,000 residents

4. Connecticut: 7.4 suicides per 100,000 residents

3. New York: 7 suicides per 100,000 residents

2. New Jersey: 6.7 suicides per 100,000 residents

1. District of Columbia: 5.8 suicides per 100,000 residents

 Interestingly, these are mostly democratic leaning and wealthy states. Except Rhode Island and Illinois, all of these states are among the top 10 wealthiest states in America.  Insider Monkey, your source for free insider trading data, follows what insiders do, not what they say.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Insider Monkey Headlines
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months Click to see monthly returns in table format!

Lists

10 Cities with High Demand for Nurses

6 of the Worst Greeting Card Messages Ever Crafted

6 Ways to Make Money in ArcheAge and Build Your Empire

10 Foods To Eat To Lower Cholesterol Levels

The 10 Most Hated Television Characters of All Time

The 30 Worst Halloween Costume Ideas Ever Brought to Horrible Life

10 Vocational Skills in Demand Today with Jobs Waiting to be Filled

10 Best Places to Visit in Central and South America

The 10 Greatest Empires in History Which Nearly Conquered the World

The 6 Cheapest Boarding Schools In America 2015

5 Clear Reasons LoL is Better than DotA, Continues to Rule MOBAs

The Only 9 Teams with a Chance to Win the Super Bowl

The 15 Most Common Phobias in America that Induce Fits of Panic

Top 6 Least Expensive Tourist Destinations in 2014

Jim Goetz, Peter Fenton, Jim Breyer: Top 6 Venture Investors for 2014

Top 15 Billionaires in 2014

5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Buying a Franchise

Top 20 Medical Schools in the US – 2014 Rankings

4 Business Strategies that Turned Jamie Oliver into the World’s Richest Chef

6 Qualities That Make You A Good Team Player

10 High Paying Seasonal Jobs in America this Holiday Season

The 10 Busiest Shipping Lanes in the World

5 Most Valuable Brands in China

The 10 States with Highest Substance Abuse Rates Crippling Their Populace

The Top 10 Things to Do Before You Die That Will Echo for Eternity

The 10 Best Selling Items on Etsy

Top 10 Things to Do in Tokyo, the Greatest City in the World

10 Mistakes on Social Media that Can Harm You and Will Probably Get You Canned

The 10 Best Cities to Find Jobs in 2014

The 10 Most Controversial Songs Of All Time to Hit (and get Banned from) the Airwaves

The 20 Biggest IPOs in US History

The 10 Best Places to Visit in Mexico that Are Beautiful and Safe

7 Bad Habits that Age You Beyond Your Years

The 40 Best Fortune Cookie Sayings That Will Leave You Bemused, Befuddled, or Beguiled

10 Foods to Eat Before a Workout to Make Every Drop of Sweat Count

The 5 Best Documentaries On Netflix You Must See

The Most Heartwarming and Inspirational Story Of This Halloween Season, It Will Make You Cry and Jump For Joy

10 Best Party Songs of All Time to Bring the House Down With

5 New World Order Conspiracy Theories that Will Strangle the World

The 10 Highest Rated Movies of 2014

The 10 Largest Container Shipping Companies in the World

The 10 Largest Armies in the World: Who Should We Be Afraid Of?

Best Warren Buffett Quotes on Money You Need to Hear

The 10 Highest Suicide Rates by Profession

The 20 Most Underrated Movies of All Time

The 10 Fastest Growing Companies in America

The 10 Biggest Outlet Malls in USA

The 5 Most Popular Rap Songs of All Time

The 10 Countries that Eat the Most Meat

The10 Most Expensive Countries to Fly To

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!