Youth suicidal risk behaviors

Updated 8/19/18

The US Healthy People 2020 high school adolescent suicide attempts target is 1.0% or less.  WCSD high school students reporting having attempted suicide in the past 12 months declined in the 201, 2015 and 2017 ( Youth Risk Behavior Survey).  WCSD middle school students reporting actually trying to kill themselves increased slightly from 2011 to 2015, but remains lower than the first year surveyed in 2007 (middle school students were not surveyed in 2013).


  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is conducted in odd-numbered years
  • 2013 middle school YRBS did not include suicidal behavior questions


Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Surveys

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