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Did You Know?

 

Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

View the Current Did You Know?

October 30, 2020
  • CDC’s newly released Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Data Summary & Trends Report: 2009–2019 pdf icon[PDF-31MB], provides an in-depth look at 10 years of trends in health behaviors and experiences among US high school students, including sexual behavior, high-risk substance use, mental health, experience of violence, and suicide.
  • This report revealed concerning trends about the mental health of high school students—for example, more than 1 in 3 students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in 2019, a 40% increase since 2009.
  • To promote good adolescent mental health, public health agencies, schools, and communities can provide youth-friendly mental health services and build supportive environments that provide a sense of safety and connection for all students.

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Page last reviewed: October 30, 2020