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Utah ranked as fourth most stressed state in the nation

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While Utah ranked fourth overall, the state had relatively low scores for "exhaustion" and "occupational burnout."

Utah is the fourth most stressed-out state in the nation according to new research from Diamond Rehab Thailand.

The study analyzed Google Trends data of a selection of terms including “psychological stress,” “anxiety,” and “occupational burnout.” Utah ranked number one for searches for “depression,” and second highest in the top 10 for the terms “anxiety” and “stress.”

Low rankings for occupational burnout and exhaustion pushed Utah down to fourth place below Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts. Utah was the only state in the Mountain West to rank in the top 10.

Anna grew up begging her mom to play music instead of public radio over the car stereo on the way to school. Now, she loves radio and the power of storytelling through sound. While she is happy to report on anything from dance concerts to laughter practice, her main focus at UPR is political reporting. She is studying Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and wants to work in political communication after she graduates. In her free time, she spends time with her rescue dog Quigley and enjoys rock climbing.