Link Between Youth Bullying and Suicide

Journal of Adolescent Health Examines Link Between Youth Bullying and Suicide

The Journal of Adolescent Health has released a special online supplement examining the relationship between bullying and suicide among youth. This supplement reports on the findings of an expert panel that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened on the latest research linking youth involvement in bullying--as victims, perpetrators, or both--with suicide-related behaviors. Among the key findings: 

  • Bullying among youth is a significant public health problem.
  • There is a strong association between bullying and suicide-related behaviors, but this is often mediated by other factors, including depression and delinquency.
  • Public health strategies can be applied to the prevention of bullying and suicide.

Learn more about the national effort to address bullying and about resources to prevent bullying.