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Wyoming Adolescent Mental Health Facts

Depression symptoms among high school students (grades 9-12), 2017 MH1

Percent of high school students who report they 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) WyomingUnited States
TotalN/A31%
MaleN/A21%
FemaleN/A41%

Depressive episodes, ages 12-17, 2015-2016 MH2

Percent of adolescents ages 12-17 who report they had at least 1 major depressive episode 1 (during the 12 months before the survey)WyomingUnited States
Total15%13%

Suicidal thoughts, attempts, and related injuries among high school students (grades 9-12), 2017 MH1

Percent of high school students who report they seriously considered attempting suicide (during the 12 months before the survey)WyomingUnited States
TotalN/A17%
MaleN/A12%
FemaleN/A22%
Percent of high school students who report they attempted suicide 1 or more times (during the 12 months before the survey)WyomingUnited States
TotalN/A7%
MaleN/A5%
FemaleN/A9%
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)WyomingUnited States
TotalN/A2%
MaleN/A2%
FemaleN/A3%

DATA NOTES

All percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number.
National and state data sheets are updated annually. The specific timing of updates depends on the release schedule of the data sources cited for each topic.
N/A: data are not available on this measure for this state.
1
The National Survey on 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 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: (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.

DATA SOURCES

MH1
High school data are from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). 1991-2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data. Retrieved June 20, 2018, from https://nccd.cdc.gov/Youthonline/App/Default.aspx
MH2
Depressive episode data are from: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). 2015-2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health State Prevalence Estimates – Individual Excel and CSV Files by Outcome. Table 30. Retrieved May 22, 2018, from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/data-we-collect/nsduh-national-survey-drug-use-and-health
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 November 14, 2018