ABC News has up a story about Utah being the most depressed state in the nation. This idea has floated around the blogosphere before and I have to admit I’m not that sold on it. But the evidence seems to be pretty strong at this point – Utahans are depressed. The obvious question – “Is this Mormonism?” – comes to mind. But maybe there is a different way of thinking about this: Are there specific elements of Mormonism that lead to depression? Is this a “Western U.S.” thing and not a Utah thing specifically?