Year: 2005 Source: Philadelphia, PA: The Annenberg Public Policy Center, (December 2005). 5p. SIEC No: 20090129

The myth that suicide rates increase around Christmas has frequently appeared in the media. Since 2000, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has analyzed American newspaper articles linking end-of-year holidays & suicide. Results show the percentage of stories debunking the myth has more than doubled since the survey was started.