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Nevada Adolescent Mental Health Facts

Depression symptoms among high school students (grades 9-12), 2015 MH1

Percent of high school students who report they felt sad or hopeless (during the 12 months before the survey)NevadaUnited States
Total33%30%
Male22%20%
Female44%40%

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) defines felt sad or hopeless as: "felt sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities during the 12 months before the survey."


Depressive episodes, ages 12-17, 2013-2014 MH2

Percent of adolescents ages 12-17 who report they had at least one major depressive episode (during the 12 months before the survey)NevadaUnited States
Total12%11%

The National Survey of Drug Use and Health uses the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition'sMH3 definition of a major depressive episode as having had: "at least five or more of the following nine symptoms nearly every day in the same 2-week period, where at least one of the symptoms is a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities (APA, 1994): (1) depressed mood most of the day; (2) markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all or almost all activities most of the day; (3) significant weight loss when not sick or dieting, or weight gain when not pregnant or growing, or decrease or increase in appetite; (4) insomnia or hypersomnia; (5) psychomotor agitation or retardation; (6) fatigue or loss of energy; (7) feelings of worthlessness; (8) diminished ability to think or concentrate or indecisiveness; and (9) recurrent thoughts of death or suicidal ideation. Respondents who have had a major depressive episode in their lifetime are asked whether, during the past 12 months, they had a period of depression lasting 2 weeks or longer while also having some of the other symptoms mentioned."


Suicidal thoughts, attempts, and related injuries among high school students (grades 9-12), 2015 MH1

Percent of high school students who report they seriously considered attempting suicide (during the 12 months before the survey)NevadaUnited States
Total17%18%
Male11%12%
Female24%23%
Percent of high school students who report they attempted suicide one or more times (during the 12 months before the survey)NevadaUnited States
Total11%9%
Male8%6%
Female13%12%
Percent of high school students who report they attempted suicide resulting in an injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse (during the 12 months before the survey)NevadaUnited States
Total3%3%
Male2%2%
Female3%4%

DATA NOTES

All percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number.
N/A: data do not exist on this measure for this state.

DATA SOURCES

MH1
High school data are from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). 1991-2015 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey data. Retrieved June 30, 2016, from http://nccd.cdc.gov/YouthOnline/App/Default.aspx
MH2
Depressive episode data are from: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). 2013-2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Model-Based Prevalence Estimates (50 States and the District of Columbia). Table 26. Retrieved June 30, 2016, from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/population-data-nsduh/reports
MH3
American Psychiatric Association (1994). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th Ed.). Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association.
Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on January 31, 2017