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America's Saddest Cities

First Posted: 11/30/11 11:38 AM ET   Updated: 12/02/11 12:09 PM ET

By Christa Sgobba For Men's Health

If you want record-setting sunshine, St. Petersburg is your city -- it once soaked up a Guinness-certified 768 straight days of rays. But there's an asterisk: The people of St. Pete also have the darkest clouds hanging over their heads. Men's Health put America on the therapist's couch and discovered that not only is St. Petersburg the saddest city, but Florida in general seems to be a depressing place to live.

Of course, this diagnosis is more statistical than psychological. Men's Health calculated suicide rates (CDC) and unemployment rates (Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of June 2011), then tapped SimplyMap for the percentage of households that use antidepressants as well as the number of people who report feeling the blues all or most of the time.

Click over to Men's Health for the 10 happiest cities and the full 1 to 100 ranking.

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