One-Third Of Teenage Girls Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide In 2021
By : Mary Kekatos and Youri Benadjaoud
Source : ABC News
The number of teenage girls experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors increased during the second year of the pandemic, new federal data showed.
The percentage of high school female students who seriously considered attempting suicide rose from 24.1% to about one-third, or 30%, between 2019 and 2021, according to the latest results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The percentage of those who made a suicide plan increased from 19.9% to 23.6% and there was also an increase in suicide attempts from 11.0% to 13.3%, according to the CDC survey.
Differences were seen when it came to students' ages, race/ethnicity or gender identity.