How can I assess mental wellness needs in my state?
thank you for your question.
You may find some useful indications in our Toolkits, in Section 2. Assessing Community Needs and Resources, on the webpage https://ctb.ku.edu/en/assessing-community-needs-and-resources.
Besides, if you want topics more related to wellness and health services, you can see Section 7. Ten Essential Public Health Services https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/overview/models-for-community-health-and-development/ten-essential-public-health-services/main.
About your specification “in my state”: generally, mental health needs involve many typologies of population. If you refer to your community’s needs, I think that my first indication (Section 2) will be useful for you. If you instead refer to the facilities or the norms in force in your state, you might compare people’s needs with services provided by your state.
Hoping to have been useful, best wishes for your work!