Youth Suicide

CDC Guidance for Communities Assessing, Investigating and Responding to Suicide Clusters, United States, 2024

Introduction In 2021, approximately 48,000 lives were lost to suicide in the United States. During this time, suicide was among the 10 leading causes of death among persons aged 10–64 years and the second leading cause of death among children … Read More

Youth Suicide Current Trends and the Path to Prevention

Introduction Adolescence is a critical time in everyone’s development. It is a moment of remarkable opportunity and growth, as teens and young adults learn to make decisions, manage emotions, and create deeper connections with peers and their communities. They also … Read More

New CDC Report Highlights Youth Risk Behavior Challenges

What is included in the YRBS Data Summary & Trends Report? The YRBS Data Summary & Trends Report includes data on behaviors and experiences for 29 variables across Download Report Additionally, this year’s report includes data on social determinants of health, such as unstable … Read More

Behavioral Health Resources for Youth

Americans are facing mental health and substance use challenges at alarming rates. These conditions were already on the rise before the pandemic, but the toll of COVID-19 on people of all ages has been significant. Following President Biden’s State of the … Read More

Addressing discrimination supports youth suicide prevention efforts

Experiences of identity-based discrimination are associated with increased risk of suicide, especially among youth with multiple marginalized identities. To effectively reduce suicide among youth, state leaders must understand the relationship between discrimination and suicide risk. Child Trends’ new brief summarizes … Read More