U.S. students who considered attempting suicide 2021, by sex

Share of high school students who considered attempting suicide in the last year in the United States in 2021, by sex

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Release date

April 2023


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

17,232 respondents

Special properties

During the 12 months before the survey

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

The 2021 YRBS sampling frame consisted of all regular public schools (including charter schools), parochial schools, and other private schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12 in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

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