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Broken at best: Psychologists say Minnesota students facing mental health crisis

Feb 20, 2023 10:42AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Kenny Eliason

and Aleesa Kuznetsov - Fox 9 News - February 19, 2023

Here's the crisis by the numbers. Every three years, the state gives Minnesota eighth, ninth, and eleventh graders a voluntary survey about mental health. We took a look at the 2022 results released in December. Just over 100,000 students responded on average in a class of 35 students. Ten are struggling with long-term mental health problems. Eight have harmed themselves anywhere from 1 to 20 or more times in the last year. About five have seriously considered suicide in the last year. Statistically, one and a half will have attempted to take their own life.

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