One of the more persistent myths about the end-of-year holidays is that suicides rise during this period. According to a recently completed analysis of news reporting during last year’s holiday period, there was renewed repetition of this myth in newspaper reporting. Despite the sizeable drop that occurred during the preceding holiday period in 2006, newspapers
After last year’s precipitous decline, card playing for money on the Internet has remained at the same low level among both high school and college-age males, according to the latest National Annenberg Survey of Youth. Card playing for money at least once a month on the Internet among male youth remained at the same level
Books for parents, counselors and others concerned with the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in adolescents are now available online in Spanish. The volumes, produced by the Sunnylands Adolescent Mental Health Initiative (AMHI) and published by Oxford University Press, provide concise guides to eating disorders and schizophrenia. The books offer up-to-date information from noted
An article examining the effectiveness of Food and Drug Administration proposed condom package labeling, co-authored by Amy Bleakley, a research scientist in the Health Communication Group of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has been published in the journal AIDS and Behavior. Bleakley, and co-authors Martin Fishbein, director of APPC’s Health Communication Group, and David Holtgrave
The NASY was first conducted in its present form in 2002, in the inaugural year of the Adolescent Risk Communication Institute of the APPC. The NASY expanded on prior surveys involving tobacco use to include questions on gambling, media use, positive youth activities, suicide risk and mental health, and stigma of mental disorder.