Study says Fordham residents have highest rate of psychological distress in the city

A recent study by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reveals that Bronx residents who live in Fordham have the highest rate of serious psychological distress in the city. The study shows there is a correlation between health and poverty levels. The poverty rate in Fordham is just slightly higher than the levels in the rest of the Bronx. One Bronx resident said the study didn't surprise her because of problems in the area such as finances and divorce. The Department of Health says it will try to work with the community and let it know there are ways to fight the illness. A bright spot of the study was that it revealed more Fordham residents known their HIV status than the Bronx average.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."