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At Risk for Serious Mental Health Issues Mental Health Risk (Grades 6 and 8)

The percentage of Wyoming students in grades 6 and 8 who are considered to be at risk for serious mental health issues. The risk was determined using a six-item mental health screening measure (K6 scale).

County Average
Albany 16%
Big Horn 21%
Campbell 18%
Carbon 18%
Converse 13%
Crook 16%
Fremont 19%
Goshen 17%
Hot Springs 19%
Johnson 13%
Laramie
Lincoln 11%
Natrona 21%
Niobrara
Park 14%
Platte 19%
Sheridan
Sublette 12%
Sweetwater 18%
Teton 12%
Uinta 16%
Washakie 19%
Weston 17%
Wyoming 17%

Note: The results are presented as multi-year averages to make them less volatile to year-to-year changes and to account for counties with smaller populations. For the 6th and 8th grade PNA results, Laramie, Niobrara, and Sheridan Counties participated in one or fewer survey years from 2014 to 2018 and therefore have no results listed in the graph. Sweetwater and Teton Counties had valid results for the 2014 and 2016 PNA survey administrations. Big Horn and Converse had valid survey results for the 2014 and 2018 PNA survey administrations. Because of the large number of county response rate concerns in 2020 due to the school closures for COVID-19 mitigation, this graph was not updated to reflect that year's data. K6 Mental Health Screening Scale

SOURCE: PNA 2014-2018

About the Data

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