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  • Nearly six in ten high school girls reported depression, about twice that of boys
  • Girls were about twice as likely to consider suicide in the past year than boys 
  • The survey adds to years of data showing a worsening teen mental health crisis 


The portion of teenage girls contending with severe depression has reached its highest point in a decade according to a new national survey of high school students.

The federal Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that in 2021, 57 percent of teen girls felt persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, while that figure was even higher – about 70 percent – among teens who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, or another non-heterosexual identity.

Alongside a climb in suicidality among teen girls, rates of violence, particularly sexual violence are also on the rise. Levels of depression among teen girls were also considerably higher than those among teen boys.

The YRBS is conducted every two years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and monitors several types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults: sexual behavior, substance use, instances of violence, and mental health.

The fallout from school closures, lockdowns, and other restrictions during the Covid pandemic shone a light on a growing teen mental health crisis, which researchers say existed long before the first coronavirus cases were confirmed.

The portion of young women experiencing persistent depression is at its highest level in about 10 years