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Jackson Blue

Jackson Blue

Depression is a serious medical illness that many of us deal with on a daily basis. According to the World Health Organization more than 264 million people worldwide suffer from depression. According to a study commissioned by CEUfast, an accredited nursing education provider, Massachusetts has one of the most depressed cities in the country.

CEUfast used multiple pools of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to put together a list of the 50 most depressed cities currently in the United States.

New England fared fairly well – only logging 4 cities in the Top 50 rankings, Massachusetts only accounting for a single entry. Which city? Read on.

Looking for a little piece of happiness in Massachusetts? Check out this list of Massachusetts’ 15 best beaches to brighten your day. Did your favorite beach make the cut?

So let’s do this: I’ll give you 10 Most Depressed Cities in America then I’ll give you the 4 New England towns/cities that made the Top 50, ending with the only Massachusetts city that made the list.

  • 10 Most Depressed Cities in America: #10 (TIE)

    Duluth, MN

  • 10 Most Depressed Cities in America: #10 (TIE)

    Chattanooga, TN

  • 10 Most Depressed Cities in America: #8

    Salem, OR

  • 10 Most Depressed Cities in America: #7

    Madison, WI

  • 10 Most Depressed Cities in America: #6

    Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

  • 10 Most Depressed Cities in America: #5

    Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY

  • 10 Most Depressed Cities in America: #4

    Charleston, WV

  • 10 Most Depressed Cities in America: #3

    Knoxville, TN

  • 10 Most Depressed Cities in America: #2

    Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

  • 10 Most Depressed Cities in America: #1

    Billings, MT

  • 4 Most Depressed Cities in New England #4

    Burlington-South Burlington, VT
    Burlington/South Burlington is the #4 most depressed city in New England and finished at #47 Most Depressed nationally.

  • 4 Most Depressed Cities in New England #3

    Lebanon, NH
    Lebanon is the #3 most depressed city in New England and finished at #41 Most Depressed nationally.

  • 4 Most Depressed Cities in New England #2

    Portland-South Portland, ME
    Portland/South Portland is the #2 most depressed city in New England and finished at #32 Most Depressed nationally.

  • 4 Most Depressed Cities in New England #1

    SPRINGFIELD, MA
    Springfield is THE most depressed city in New England and finished at #16 Most Depressed nationally.

    According to CDC data, almost 25% of Springfield residents suffer from depression.
    If you suffer from depression and would like some help, consider calling one of the following resources:
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Samaritans: 1-877-870-4673. National Hopeline Network: 1-800-442-4673.

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