Last month I mentioned in this post about coming across a news article of the 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S., and 6 of those 10 cities were in the South. Well since then I came across two more of those surveys. I don't go looking for these things, they just pop up in online news magazines I view.
The 10 Saddest States.
The Gallup Healthways Well Being index evaluates areas such as health, behavior and work environment. Again, 6 southern states made the 10 Saddest States list: Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina who tied with Nevada for the #10 spot. If that wasn't depressing enough, I later stumbled upon...
The 10 Most Depressing States.
Using data from federal health agencies, Health.com has identified the 10 states with the highest rates of depression, psychological distress, and other indicators of poor mental health: Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas (I'm seeing a pattern here), Oklahoma and Kentucky were 5 of those 10.
Sheesh, they are making it sound like we will be traveling through some third world country.