The following lead sentences from items in the *Weekly Spark – Week of April 29, 2011* and links to *more* may interest readers of this posting. The Weekly Spark, a newsletter published by the *Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)* contains announcements and information about suicide, suicide prevention and mental health issues. [and] offer[s] brief summaries of national, state and international news; analyses of relevant research findings; descriptions of funding opportunities, and links to additional resources.



American Association of Suicidology (AAS) publishes new fact sheet on youth suicidal behavior
This new fact sheet provides an overview of the extent of suicidal thoughts and plans among youth, as well as suicide attempts and deaths in this group. Youth Suicidal Behavior — Fact Sheet also summarizes research on risk and protective factors that show a correlation with suicidal behavior among youth.

For more information http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=232&name=DLFE-335.pdf


The CDC releases report on bullying prevalence among Massachusetts middle and high school students
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the CDC analyzed data from the 2009 Massachusetts Youth Health Survey, which showed significant differences in family violence and other risk factors for persons in each of three bullying categories (bullies, victims and bully-victims), compared with persons who reported being neither bullies nor victims.

For more information http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6015a1.htm?s_cid=mm6015a1_e&source=govdelivery

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