Holiday Suicide Reporting Gets More Accurate

The Media and the Holiday Suicide Myth: Press Reporting of the Link Declines The percentage of stories debunking the holiday-suicide myth has more than doubled since 1999. Based on a review of over 300 stories published over a six-year period there has been a drop in the number of stories in which the holiday-suicide link

Card Playing Trend in Young People Continues

About 2.9 Million Young People Gamble on Cards in Average Week; Increased Use of Internet Gambling Sites Also Observed The results of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s 2005 National Annenberg Risk Survey of Youth (NARSY) indicate that the likelihood that young men will gamble on card games continues to increase. Download the full news release

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.