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Biennial Healthy Youth Survey: Clark County students are feeling better

Report finds drop in depression, suicidal thoughts, but experts say more needs to be done

By Griffin Reilly, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 6, 2024, 6:06am
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Clark County teenagers are reporting the lowest rate of feelings of depression and suicidal contemplation in more than a decade, according to new survey data from the Washington State Department of Health.

The biennial Healthy Youth Survey asks Washington students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 dozens of questions about their well-being — from substance use to mental health to eating habits and more.

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