Teen Suicides Spike After Netflix Show Airs

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. 

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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.”

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