32% Attempted suicide

Mental Health problems are caused by or made worse by youth homelessness.

* Homeless youth experience mental health problems as much as 11 times higher than the general population.
* The rates of major depression, conduct disorder, and post-traumatic stress syndrome are 3 times
as high among runaway youth as among the general population of youth.
* 32% of homeless youth have attempted suicide.
Source: nn4youth.org “The Consequences of Youth Homelessness”
https://www.nn4youth.org/wp-content/uploads/IssueBrief_Youth_Homelessness.pdf
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