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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

1/5 students have “seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months”

1/5 students have “seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months”
- KXRO has received the survey results from latest Healthy Youth Survey (HYS), taken in the fall of 2016 by tweens and teens in Washington, that 1 in 5 high school students have “seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months”.
The HYS is taken every two years by students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12, who voluntarily answer a wide variety of questions about their health behaviors. In the fall of 2016, over 230,000 students in over 1,000 schools from 236 school districts in all 39 counties took part. The survey provides state and community organizations with needed information about which teen health issues to focus on.
According to the report, during the past decade, there has been a 6% rise in 8th and 10th graders in our state who have contemplated suicide and an 8% increase in 12th graders.