February 14, 2023 | Fact/Tip Sheet
CDC report shows concerning increases in sadness and exposure to violence among teen girls and LGBQ+ youth
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
New trend data from CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) reveal that teen girls and teens who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ+) are experiencing extremely high levels of mental distress, violence, and substance use. With the right programs and services in place, schools have the unique ability to help students thrive.