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U.S. Teen Girls Experiencing Increased Sadness and Violence – February 13, 2023
U.S. teen girls are experiencing record high levels of violence, sadness, and suicide risk, and LBGQ+ teens continue to face extremely high levels of violence and mental health challenges. Findings raise urgency to invest in schools as vital lifeline to help struggling youth.
New CDC analyses published today shine additional light on the mental, physical, and emotional health of U.S. high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a disproportionate level of threats that some students experienced.
Adolescent Connectedness and Adult Health Outcomes – June 24, 2019
Helping young people feel engaged and cared for at home and at school — also called connectedness — may have substantial health benefits that last well beyond their teenage years, suggests a CDC study published in Pediatrics.
The 2017 YRBS data reveals disparities across multiple health risk behaviors and experiences in the areas of sexual risk behavior, substance abuse, violence victimization, mental health and suicide for all U.S. high school students.
Kathleen Ethier, PhD
Director, Division of Adolescent and School Health
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