5.24 percent

Percentage of Oklahomans aged 18 or older who experienced serious mental illness in 2011-2012, the second highest rate in the nation.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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