Rate of depression is double for Calif. gay, lesbian, bisexual youth
Rate of depression for California gay, lesbian, bisexual youth
These students, who are in grades 7th, 9th, or 11th grade or are in non-traditional programs, felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more that they stopped doing their usual activities.
Disparities among youth who experience depression-related feelingsvary widely across student groups.
Students with particularly high percentages of depression-related feelings include those in non-traditional schools, those with low levels of school connectedness, those whose parents did not graduate from high school, and American Indian/Alaskan Native or Hispanic students.
The tables below call attention to disparities among groups of students. Use the links to see additional data by county and school district.
Depression-Related Feelings Among Student Groups, 2013-2015
This data release about emotional health is a part of Kidsdata’s Youth in Schools series. In partnership with WestEd, we are featuring data from the California Department of Education’s California Healthy Kids Survey.