According to the CDC,
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for school-age youth and ages 12-18
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24
For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts
18.8% of High School students have seriously contemplated suicide
8.9% of High School students have attempted suicide
In another recent national survey, 1 out of 6 teens had seriously considered taking their own life
According to Journal of the American Medical Association, youth experiencing cyberbullying are at a 50% increased risk of suicidal thoughts than their peers.
Children and young adults who experience cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to harm themselves and display suicidal behavior
Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression.
Students who engage in bullying behavior are at increased risk for academic problems, substance use, and violent behavior later in adolescence and adulthood.
Mental Health Disorders
32% of teenagers aged 13 to 18 are diagnosed with anxiety disorders
13% of 13 to 17-year-olds are diagnosed with depression
25% of U.S teenagers have a diagnosed mental health disorder
73% of Generation Z report feeling sometimes or always alone / isolated