Provo, Utah Therapists
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Mental Health Resources in Provo, Utah
Provo is the largest city in Utah County, state of Utah. According to the U.S. Census, the population was 115,264 and the median household income was $34,313 in 2010. Approximately 6.8% of the population was below the poverty line. The top three employers are Brigham Young University, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, and Vivint (a private smart home services provider). The city has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Provo is the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) largest Missionary Training Center and Brigham Young University, a private higher education institution operated by the church. Latter-day Saints, commonly known as Mormons, make up almost 90% of the population of Provo. Several billion-dollar technology development startups are headquartered in the city. Provo was ranked #2 in the “Best Places for Business and Careers” of all U.S. cities in 2013. The America’s Freedom Festival at Provo held every July is a popular event and attracts notable celebrities such as Montel Williams as the host, Journey, and Mandy Moore.
In 2014, Provo was ranked 1st for “community optimism” and in “health/well-being” by Gallup. However, the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality reported in the same year that Utah ranked the highest in the nation for the percentage of adults who have experienced any mental illness at a rate of 22.3%. Utah ranked near the top, along with Washington, for serious mental illnesses at 5.14%. In 2002, it was reported that antidepressant drugs were prescribed in this state more often than in any other state. That study, conducted by a St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits management company named Express Scripts Inc., found that the rate is nearly twice the national average. Over 16% of Utah residents, reported by the Utah Department of Health, expressed that they experienced 7 or more days of poor mental health in 2017. 20% of Provo residents reported that they suffered from at least seven days of depression during the periods of 2015 and 2017.
Provo had one of the lowest rates of divorce in the country in 2017 at 6.0%. In 2015, the Utah rate was 3.6% while the U.S. rate was 3.1%.