Key Research

Minnesota Student Survey 2022

LiveMore ScreenLess’ Summary

About the survey:

  • Happens every three years
  • 135,000 students and 70% of districts completed survey
  • Conducted by MN Department of Health; reported by MN Department of Education

Main takeaways:

  • Healthier behaviors around commercial tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and sexual activity were reported
  • Unprecedented struggles with mental health, behavioral, and/or emotional issues were also reported (see below)
  • Suicidal thoughts also rose:
    • 2022, 28%  
    • 2019, 24% 
  • Weekly bullying increased for students in all grades from 2019 to 2022, and cyberbullying increased among the lower grades.
  • Educational engagement continues to decrease for all students surveyed. For 11th graders:
    • 2022,  60%  
    • 2013, 75% 
  • Students report not getting enough sleep

Long-term Mental Health Problems, as reported by students:

  • 2022, 29% 
  •  2019, 23%
  •  2016, 18%
  • 63% of LBGTQ students reported mental health problems in the 2022 survey

 

 

 

Topics: Mental Health , Psychological Wellbeing , Social/Emotional Learning