- In 2021, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) surveyed 17,200 American high school students and found that 1 in 3 girls have seriously considered suicide (+60% over 10 years).
- Almost 60% of teen girls reported feeling so persistently hopeless that they stopped regular activities.
- 13% of teen girls attempted suicide vs 7% of teen boys.
- While the drivers are multifaceted, Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd found that girls are more likely to internalize pain and more vulnerable to social media pressure (eg body image).
Teen girls ‘engulfed’ in violence and trauma, CDC finds