NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) has released a follow-up report card for states' systems of mental health care. As compared to the 2006 report, unsurprisingly, little has changed overall, and the national average remains a D. No state got an A.
These states got B's: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusets, New York, Oklahoma
These states got F's: Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming
I do public psychiatry only part-time, and I don't mean to wax sanctimonious, but if you're disadvantaged to start with, and have a mental illness on top of that, but you do happen to be living in, on average, the most prosperous nation in the history of the world, one would hope that you could look beyond the local jail or emergency room to obtain decent help. As a society we obviously have other priorities.
State-by-state grades in 2006 and 2009 are here.