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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)

Publication Date:

February 2023

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.