The most common mental health facilities in Arizona are clustered around Phoenix, including the University of Arizona, Maricopa Medical Center, Arizona State University, Arizona Psychiatric Center, and Arizona Hospital for Neurological Surgery.
Mental health is also a key component of the Arizona health care system.
A study released this month found that Arizona ranked first in the nation in mental health care utilization.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, Arizona has the highest rate of people with mental health problems in the country.
In 2015, nearly one-third of adults aged 18 and over in the state reported having a mental health problem, according to the APA.
But there’s a stigma surrounding mental health in Arizona, especially in the city of Phoenix, where people are more likely to use drugs than to seek help for mental illness.
According the APSA, one in five people in the metro area has a mental illness, according the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
According a 2016 study by the University at Buffalo, mental health treatment in Phoenix was less accessible than in the rest of the state, and the prevalence of mental health diagnoses was lower.
According an APSA survey of state mental health providers, nearly half of mental-health professionals in the Phoenix area were non-English speakers.
A 2016 report from the University and University of Phoenix found that only one-fifth of mental healthcare professionals reported that they received any mental health professional training.
In addition, the state’s lack of mental medical care is a major contributor to the high rate of mental illness in Arizona.
The Arizona Republic reports that nearly half (45.5%) of mental patients in Phoenix live in poverty.
In 2016, nearly a third of Arizona’s uninsured residents were in poverty, according data from the Census Bureau.
In 2017, the Census reported that the unemployment rate for Arizona residents was nearly 10% higher than the national rate.
In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, nearly 10.3% of the population was unemployed, according census data.
The report also showed that the state is one of the states with the highest rates of drug abuse.
According data from The American Psychiatric Assn., one in four residents in Arizona reported taking at least one drug in their lifetime.
In a 2017 report, the APTA said the state has the sixth-highest rate of drug-related overdose deaths in the U.S. and the ninth-highest number of opioid overdose deaths.
The APSA study found that more than half of people who were addicted to prescription drugs in Phoenix in 2016 reported having used at least some of the drugs at least once.
According APSA data, one out of five people aged 25 and older in the county of Phoenix were addicted, according a 2016 report by the Associated Press.
A 2017 study by The Washington Post reported that more Americans were dying from prescription drug overdoses in 2017 than in 2016.
The rate of prescription drug overdose deaths among Arizona residents increased from 12.9 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016 to 16.3 deaths per 200,000 in 2017.
As of August 2018, nearly 40% of all overdose deaths were among non-Hispanic white residents, according CDC data.
Arizona’s opioid epidemic is also the result of a federal crackdown on prescription drug sales, which were cut off by the Trump administration.
The Trump administration announced in January 2018 that it would no longer accept prescription drug payments from states that had not fully complied with the federal government’s “war on drugs.”
Arizona became the first state in the United States to take action against the practice, which the White House later called “unlawful and unwise.”
In 2018, the Trump White House banned federal agencies from accepting payments for any drug or device that does not have a federally approved medical use and distribution label, according CNN.
The drug war has affected Arizona’s economy, as well.
According information from the Arizona Department of Economic Development, the economic impact of the opioid crisis in Arizona was estimated to be $3.6 billion in 2018.
The opioid crisis has also affected Arizona residents.
In 2018 alone, about 4,500 people died from opioid overdoses in Arizona in 2017, according APSA.
The state reported more than 6,500 deaths related to opioid use in 2016, according Census data.
While the opioid epidemic has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, the opioid problem is far from over.
According CNN, as of March 2020, more than 9,500 opioid-related deaths have been reported in the last four years in Arizona alone.