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Mental health - attempted suicide, high school

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Attempted suicide, high school by county, 2017, 2019, 2021

Why Is This Important?

Suicide is a major, preventable public health problem. Young people with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or insomnia are at higher risk for suicidal thoughts. Teens going through major life changes (parents' divorce, moving, a parent leaving home due to military service or parental separation, financial changes) and those who are victims of bullying are at greater risk of suicidal thoughts. According to the CDC, among high school students in the United States, females were more likely to report having considered, planned, and attempted suicide, but males were more likely to complete a suicide attempt. Suicide is a leading cause of death among teens.


Percent of high school students who attempted suicide in the past 12 months.

Data Source

'''Citation''': Hawaii State Departments of Education and Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii School Health Survey: Youth Risk Behavior Survey. [Chart Title, appropriate years(s)]. Published [update date]. Accessed [query date]. [URL]

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of high school students who attempted suicide one or more times in the past 12 months.
Denominator:Number of high school students for whom a suicide attempt can be calculated (excludes unknowns and refusals).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 03/13/2023, Published on 03/31/2023