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10 Most Depressing States
Health.com ^ | 15 November 2011 | Staff

Posted on 11/17/2011 9:13:31 AM PST by bjorn14

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Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississipi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma,Tennessee and West Virginia.
1 posted on 11/17/2011 9:13:32 AM PST by bjorn14
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To: bjorn14

Do they all have high unemployment by chance?


2 posted on 11/17/2011 9:15:45 AM PST by ontap
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Tennessee? LOL...that’s why so many people are moving INTO the state...it’s a depressing sh*thole...LOLOL!


3 posted on 11/17/2011 9:17:39 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: bjorn14
You know, I gotta be somewhat skeptical, especially since an accompanying article in this magazine is entitled: "10 Dating Tips for People With Inflammatory Bowel Disease". Just sayin'.
4 posted on 11/17/2011 9:19:08 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: bjorn14

According to these experts, I live in one of the most depressing states, have a profession where depression is significant among the practitioners, and am not going to live much longer. I am glad I don’t listen to the so called experts because if I did I’d be in a nut house sustaining on welfare. This health care site is as FOS as a Christmas turkey.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 9:22:04 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: bjorn14

Obviously, if liberalism was classified as a mental disorder as it should be, this list would look very different.


6 posted on 11/17/2011 9:22:33 AM PST by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: bjorn14
Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, ... and West Virginia.

Maybe Ohio causes depression in neighboring states. Come one Pennsylvania, you just need to realize that life stinks and get down about it.

7 posted on 11/17/2011 9:23:14 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: trussell

Ping


8 posted on 11/17/2011 9:23:43 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: bjorn14

WJAT?!!!

They missed a chance to bash Alabama?

Amazing.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 9:23:46 AM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I get the impression from this that they think anyone who lives in a rural area must be crazy....glad Ohio didn’t make the list.


10 posted on 11/17/2011 9:25:05 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: who knows what evil?
Maybe it's because of the music.

"Well I was drunk the day my ma got out of prison..." comes to mind.

11 posted on 11/17/2011 9:25:38 AM PST by daler
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To: bjorn14
Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississipi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma,Tennessee and West Virginia.

Obvious: Michigan and Nevada.

Surprising: Oklahoma and Tennessee.

12 posted on 11/17/2011 9:27:29 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: bjorn14

Nevada is NOT a depressing state.


13 posted on 11/17/2011 9:29:01 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: andy58-in-nh
This Health.Com is a real oasis of learning.

Here is a related article .10. Things That Can Make Incontinence Worse

1. Fluid Intake
2. Alcohol.
3. Coffee and Tea.

The information was so overwhelming at that point I quit reading.

14 posted on 11/17/2011 9:29:08 AM PST by oyez
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To: bjorn14

They’re happy in California!
“Wheeeeee!!!!! I’m unemployed and Jerry Brown is my governor! Wheeeeee!!!!!”


15 posted on 11/17/2011 9:29:14 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cicero2k

I read where Washington had the highest depression and suicide rate for women.


16 posted on 11/17/2011 9:29:39 AM PST by edcoil (I grew up in a country that was honest, I am growing old in a country that is not. I am sorry.)
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To: daler

What does a Kentucky girl say after sex?
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“Get off me Daddy, you’re crushin’ my smokes!”


17 posted on 11/17/2011 9:29:52 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: bjorn14
Oklahoma

Just seeing that is enough for me to not even bother reading the liberal trash in the "report". The 2008 presidential election map shows a state that voted 100% against Obama in every single county:

Although I'm in Texas and we have a good-natured rivalry with our neighbors across the Red River, for the most part Oklahomans are pro-God, pro-gun, pro-military and on the side individual liberty. As a Right to Work state, Oklahomans are on the side of freedom unlike the really depressing states shown in yellow:

One more plus accrues to our Sooner friends:

Sings such as this are found throughout Oklahoma at the filling stations. They haven't bought into the ethanol scam.

Oklahoma is OK!


18 posted on 11/17/2011 9:30:49 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: who knows what evil?

yes, laffer moved to tennessee from san diego.


19 posted on 11/17/2011 9:31:10 AM PST by ken21
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If Missouri is depressed now wait’ll their football team goes O for 2012 against their new SEC conference mates.


20 posted on 11/17/2011 9:32:59 AM PST by SoJoCo
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It looks like most of these states are near the same east west latitude, all touching each other, except Nevada. Strange. Maybe people like mountains or oceans around.
21 posted on 11/17/2011 9:32:59 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: Duchess47
Nevada is NOT a depressing state.

Vegas wasn't built on winners.

22 posted on 11/17/2011 9:36:43 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: bjorn14
Interesting that so many of these are landlocked states. 22 Of our states have ocean/gulf coastlines, with an additional seven on the great lakes. Only 3 of these 10 (30%) (MS, IN MI) fall into either category and of those MS and IN have only very limited coastal or lake access.

Just a personal theory; I know for me, time on or near the water tends to relieve a lot of stress.

23 posted on 11/17/2011 9:37:33 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississipi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma,Tennessee and West Virginia

I see the writer has never driven the PA Turnpike.

24 posted on 11/17/2011 9:37:47 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Dr. Sivana

Agree...see my #23.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 9:38:41 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: who knows what evil?
Tennessee? LOL...that’s why so many people are moving INTO the state...it’s a depressing sh*thole...LOLOL!

It sucks. It's horrible. It's ugly and depressing. No one should come here. They should all stay away. Especially liberal Yankees.

26 posted on 11/17/2011 9:41:50 AM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Tennessee? LOL...that’s why so many people are moving INTO the state...it’s a depressing sh*thole...LOLOL!

With as bad as their football team has been, it's easy to see why they're depressed.

27 posted on 11/17/2011 9:42:41 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: bjorn14

TN??? You’ve got to be kidding.


28 posted on 11/17/2011 9:43:23 AM PST by Huck (I predict record low turnout for the GOP primaries.)
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To: tnlibertarian
Especially liberal Yankees.

Bump that!

29 posted on 11/17/2011 9:43:43 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

That one surprised me, too. Tennessee doesn’t strike me as what would be a “depressing” state.


30 posted on 11/17/2011 9:46:00 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Best post on the thread by a mile.


31 posted on 11/17/2011 9:46:59 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be fooked.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Maybe these landlocked states are short on iodine which can drag down the thyroid. Hypothyroidism makes for mental depression


32 posted on 11/17/2011 9:49:10 AM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: chris_bdba

Maybe Ohio should be on the list after the vote on Issue 2.


33 posted on 11/17/2011 9:54:02 AM PST by OrioleFan
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To: Joe 6-pack
Just a personal theory; I know for me, time on or near the water tends to relieve a lot of stress.

Doesn't fit for Oklahoma. 101,000-acre Lake Texhoma and hundreds more artificial lakes give Oklahoma more shoreline than any other non-coastal state. Or so I have been told.

34 posted on 11/17/2011 9:54:27 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Allegra
That one surprised me, too. Tennessee doesn’t strike me as what would be a “depressing” state.

Best years of my life were spent in Tennessee...

35 posted on 11/17/2011 9:54:37 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
“Get off me Daddy, you’re crushin’ my smokes!”

Then the dad took his daughter to the doctor. "Doc, she needs to be fitted for a diaphram." The doc replies, "She is 13 years old! Is she sexually active?" And the dad responds, "Nope. She just lies there like her mother does."

36 posted on 11/17/2011 10:00:03 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: tnlibertarian
[Tennessee:] No one should come here. They should all stay away. Especially liberal Yankees. When I went tdown to Chatanooga for a network install, I was told that someone like me (born in CT, moved to IL) would be classified as a "Yankee". If I stayed, I would become a "Damn Yankee".
37 posted on 11/17/2011 10:00:14 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I get Indiana, routinely driving I-65 north of Indy would make anyone depressed. Get right if you’re not passing you imbeciles!!! Cars 65, trucks 55, yeah, how’s that working for you?

Sorry... I have some issues.


38 posted on 11/17/2011 10:00:42 AM PST by PfromHoGro (RINOs give Rhino a bad name, & Oil = Recycled Solar Power)
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To: Dr. Sivana
If I stayed, I would become a "Damn Yankee".

While that's true, exceptions are made for Freepers. We just gotta learn you how to talk good.

39 posted on 11/17/2011 10:02:23 AM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: bjorn14

This, despite many having a moderate climate, right-to-work status, and generally considered more “business friendly” than the Great White North...Flyover Country, or the east and west coast population centers.


40 posted on 11/17/2011 10:04:18 AM PST by bigbob
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To: bjorn14

I clicked through to see what methodology was used to determine this. Doesn’t seem to be one . . .


41 posted on 11/17/2011 10:07:10 AM PST by maryz
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“Interesting that so many of these are landlocked states.”

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Well, here in the utter Hell of a “landlocked” state, all I know is that when I think of any number of coastal Blue states such as Massachusetts or California, my normal sunny outlook turns dark.

More likely, like so much of the stuff that makes it way into print, the entire foundational premise of this “study” is total bullshit.


42 posted on 11/17/2011 10:09:33 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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While ALL of America suffers obamadamage... MISSISSIPPI is a fine State... with a republican government for the first time in 145 years... and we will make things more Conservative and better for all Conservatives... I hope we make the libtards so mad that they leave our State!

LLS

43 posted on 11/17/2011 10:16:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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I am so glad Oklahoma is on that list. It just gladdens my heart to feel this will keep many undesirables from moving to the only RED STATE. lol

Tornado's,earthquakes,torrential rains, and all in the same day. Cougars, bobcats that come into the neighborhoods and look in your patio doors, bad. Rattlesnakes, tarantulas, copperheads on the golf courses, not a nice round when that happens. Guess that about covers our depressing life style.

44 posted on 11/17/2011 10:17:10 AM PST by annieokie
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To: oyez
Ah, that's too bad.

You missed out on "The 20 Best Moments in Women's Health", which, it turns out includes Katie Couric's colonoscopy.

Rumor has it the doctor announced that he could see Russia from there.

And the there was the "8 Reasons Sex Is Better After 50", which somehow neglected the most important reason of all:

Your vision is shot. ;-)

45 posted on 11/17/2011 10:17:47 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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"landlocked states...."

Maybe you should tell the people on the Mississippi Gulf Coast that Katrina didn't hit some other state.

46 posted on 11/17/2011 10:17:59 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Dr. Sivana
except Nevada. Strange.

I think Nevada is depressed because dingy hairy is their senator.

47 posted on 11/17/2011 10:20:27 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: vetvetdoug

Huh?

Why would I need to do that?


48 posted on 11/17/2011 10:22:07 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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Mostly union states. I’d be depressed if I didn’t live in a right to work state.


49 posted on 11/17/2011 10:25:36 AM PST by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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What! No Pennsylvania!? Here in the Mon-Valley the bars open up in the morning before the banks.
50 posted on 11/17/2011 10:28:38 AM PST by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
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