An analysis of weekly suicide data finds that seasonal fluctuations can explain controversial findings that the adolescent suicide rate increased with release of “13 Reasons Why."
The Undying Holiday-Suicide Myth
The false claim that the suicide rate rises during the year-end holiday season persisted in some news coverage through the 2021-22 holidays, according to data analyzed by APPC.
Targeting Impulsivity Early in Adolescence Could Prevent Later Behavioral Disorders
A new study details the complex pathway connecting impulsivity, alcohol use, and antisocial behavior, supporting the importance of early intervention.
The Suicide Rate Declined in 2020. So Did News Coverage of a Holiday-Suicide Link
While the nation was in the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic during last year’s holiday season, not many in the media were focused on possible links between the holidays and suicide trends.
In a Holiday Season Unlike Any Other, Avoid Unfounded Claims About Suicide
The holiday season usually has the lowest suicide rates, but news accounts persist in supporting the holiday-suicide myth. While the COVID-19 pandemic has increased risk factors associated with suicide, media should be careful not to make unfounded claims about suicide trends.
Controversy Continues Over ‘13 Reasons Why’ and Adolescent Suicide
APPC stands by its reanalysis showing no clear effect on adolescent suicide from the first season of the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why."