Slightly more than 18 percent of Americans experienced a mental illness in the past year, but in Utah, that number was 22.3 percent, the highest rate in the nation. Other Rocky Mountain states have above-average rates too, prompting researchers to study whether high altitude might have something to do with it.
On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Dr. Douglas Kondo of the University of Utah Brain Institute and Rebecca Glathar of NAMI Utah join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss mental health in the Beehive State and the possible reasons why mental illness is so prevalent in an otherwise health-conscious place.
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