Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Students Struggle with Behavioral Health

August 2019

About the Data Insights

This infographic highlights that many high school students struggle with behavioral health but schools often lack the capacity to support all students in need. In 2017, 31% of high school students experienced depression symptoms and 17% reported seriously considering suicide. In recent years, 62% of youth with major depression did not receive any mental health treatment.

Citations

First and Second Data Points

HHS, Office of Population Affairs, United States Adolescent Mental Health Facts

Third Data Point

Mental Health America, Mental Health in America - Youth Data

Schools play an important role in screening for mental health issues but often lack the capacity to serve all of their students.