Teens, especially girls, are experiencing more violence, suicidal thoughts and mental health challenges, CDC survey finds

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2023
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Teen girls in the United States experienced record high levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk in recent years, amid “significant” and “heartbreaking” declines in youth health and well-being overall, according to data published Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Responses for the CDC’s bi-annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey were collected in the fall of 2021, offering the first look at trends since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Many measures were moving in the wrong direction before the pandemic. These data show the mental health...

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