Did You Know? Youth Mental Health

  • Youth who feel engaged and supported at school and at home are less likely to experience negative health outcomes related to mental health, violence, sexual risks, and substance use later in life.
  • CDC research found that students who felt more connected in their schools and to their families during adolescence experienced a 48% to 66% lower risk of poor health outcomes in adulthood.

Schools, families, and healthcare providers can take steps to promote connectedness among youth, leading to healthier adults.