Last updated 4:35PM ET
October 23, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Appalachian Mental Health
(2008-08-12)
(WOUB) - Researchers commissioned by the
Appalachian Regional Commission have found that residents of the impoverished mountain region wrestle more with mental health issues than the rest of the nation.

The National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reported Tuesday that people living in the Appalachian coalfields suffer from higher rates of stress and depression and
are more prone to prescription drug abuse.

Anne Pope is head of the federal agency charged with ministering to Appalachia's needs.

Pope says the good news is that the 13-state region stretching from New York to Alabama appears to be doing better than the rest of the nation in providing treatment.
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