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Survey shows students' mental health challenges and declines in substance use

OLYMPIA–Results from the 2021 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS), a statewide survey of young people focused on their health behaviors, are now available. Data suggest mental health concerns remain with some signs of improved health behaviors, including a decrease in substance use.

While the full impact of the pandemic is not yet fully understood, the results of the HYS will help in identifying the needs...

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