Teenage Girls Report Record Levels Of Violence, Sadness (CDC)
By : Adrianna Rodriguez
Source : USA Today
Teen girls are experiencing record levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk in the United States, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Monday.
Data showed 57% of high school girls felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021 – a nearly 60% increase and the highest level reported over the past decade. In comparison, 29% of boys the same age reported the same feelings.
“High school should be a time for trailblazing, not trauma,” said Dr. Debra Houry, the agency’s chief medical officer and deputy director for program and science. “These data show our kids need far more support to cope, hope and thrive.”