Teen Suicides Higher After Netflix's Drama "13 Reasons Why" Premiered

National Institutes for Health's research shows that suicide among Americans 10-17 saw a nearly 29% spike in the month after the drama 13 Reasons Why premiered on Netflix in March 2017. The series focuses on a teenager who takes her own life. Research shows that the number of suicides among Americans 10-17 had the highest spike for any month in the last five years after the show premiered. While NPR says that the researcher doesn't directly blame the show for the suicides, parents should try to understand how any type of media could influence their kids. Even the show itself put out a 'warning' about the show. But does that actually do anything? Do you think the spike is coincidental or do you think 13 Reasons Why is partly to blame?


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