The Holiday Suicide Myth

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Dr. Dan Romer
Annenberg Public Policy Center
University of Pennsylvania

”Although it has taken seven years to see a significant drop in reporting, the message may have finally registered with the many reporters who describe people’s challenges during the holiday season. We hope the pattern holds this year.”

Research interests:
• Media and social influences on adolescent health
• The effects of television on race relations and inter-group tension
• The role of education on the civic and political engagement of adolescents