School Mental Health Professionals Identify Adolescent Mental Conditions as More Serious Problems than Violence and Interpersonal Conflict in High Schools

A recently completed national survey of over 1400 mental health professionals in public schools serving adolescents indicates that student depression and use of alcohol and illegal drugs are seen as serious behavior problems in high schools, even more serious than various forms of violence, including bullying, fighting and use of weapons.

Majority of Americans Thinks New Iraq Regime Has As Much or More Power Than U.S. Has There, But Still Doubt Bush Plan

Almost three-fifths of the American public believe the new Iraqi government has as much or more power than Americans have there, but about as many still feel that George W. Bush has no clear plan for bringing the situation in Iraq to a successful conclusion, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows.