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Depression, Suicide, & Disparity

Among Our Nation’s Youth

8.0% of 12 to 17 year olds reported having a major depressive episode in the past 12 months. 2.5 times The rate for females was more than two and a half time that for males.

Among Our Nation

In 2008, the suicide rate for males was nearly 4 times the rate for females.

Major Depressive Episode

2020 Target: 7.4% adolescents aged 12 to 17 years

Reduce the proportion of persons who experience major depressive episode (MDE)

8.0% 2010
7.4% 2020 Target
6.3% reduction needed

Suicide Rate

2020 Target: 10.2 suicides per 100,000

Reduce the suicide rate

11.6 2008
10.2 2020 Target
12.1% reduction needed