Making the connection: Suicidal thoughts and behaviors and academic grades


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Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Division of Adolescent and School Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Data from the 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates that students that student with a high grade point average were much less likely to feel sad or hopeless nearly every day for at least 2 weeks in a row, seriously consider attempting suicide, make a plan to attempt suicide and actually attempt suicide. School health professionals, officials and other stakeholders can use this information to target suicide prevention activities to assist students at risk.