CDC survey shows nearly half of all high schoolers experience feelings of hopelessness

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Valley News - Health
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the results of the 2019 Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System. The YRBSS is a survey, conducted by the CDC, that includes national, state and local school-based representative samples of ninth through 12th grade students. The survey’s purpose is to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability and social problems among youth in the United States. The surveys are conducted every two years to determine the prevalence of these health risk behaviors. Behaviors that contribute to unhealthy lifestyles and those that indicate possible depression and/or suicidal ideation are included. Currently, suicide is the second leading cause of death for middl
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