A U.S. study is revealing that suicide among young Americans rose almost a third after Netflix debuted a show that they have announced will have a THIRD season.
The Netflix drama “13 Reasons Why” follows a series of events that surround a young girl who takes her own life. The show first aired in 2017 and this recent report shows that shortly after suicides among children 10 to 17 rose 28.9 percent.
While researchers involved in study admitted they could not establish a direct link to the release of the show to the increase, but the timing speaks for itself.
A second season was debuted in 2018 and a third is underway.
However those involved in the study warn that the survey’s results “should serve as a reminder to be mindful of the possible unintended impacts of the portrayal of suicide, and as a call to the entertainment industry and the media to use best practices when engaging with this topic.”