Americans’ mental health hits new low, poll finds


(NewsNation) — A new poll from Gallup shows Americans are rating their mental health the lowest in 20 years.

The 31% of Americans who describe their mental health as “excellent” is three points lower than in 2021, continuing a trend of declining positive self-assessments. Another 44% of Americans describe their mental health as “good,” and the combined 75% of good and excellent is the lowest on record.

It’s one point lower than the previous low in 2020, when 76% of Americans reported having good or excellent mental health. The average since 2001 is 85%.

The report comes a week after DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss killed himself. He served as DJ on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show from 2014 until its finale in May.

Dr. Jeff Gardere, a psychologist, joined “CUOMO” Thursday to talk about mental health, and he said people should “stay connected” and “share the pain” to help get through challenging times.

Watch his interview above.

If you or a loved one are experiencing mental distress, please call or text 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

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