Netflix's 13 Reasons Why Linked to Increase in Youth Suicide

13 Reasons Why 
 '13 Reasons Why' series is based on 2007 Novel (same name) by Jay Asher a teen mystery where a 17 year old high school girl kills herself and leaves 13 sides of cassette tapes behind, on which she has narrated the wrongdoings of those around her. It is sort of dark and woeful series because i personally will not let my loved ones watch it.

Now new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found the show was linked to a 28.9 % increase in suicide rates among young people in the US aged 10-17, in the month following its release and As per EurekAlert!, the number of deaths by suicide recorded in April 2017 was greater than the number seen in any single month during the five-year period examined by researchers. 13 Reasons Why premiered on March 31 that year.

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Conducted by researchers at several universities, hospitals, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the study also found the increase in suicide rates was mostly due to a significant increase in young males taking their own lives.Although suicide rates for young females did increase after the show’s release. The author of the study, Lisa Horowitz, PhD, a clinical scientist in the NIMH Intramural Research Program, emphasised that the results of this study point to the fact that young people are vulnerable with regards to what they see in the media.

Last year, it was announced the show would be renewed for a third season on Netflix, it is set to be released later this year

this is IMPORTANT: Please never hesitate to come to me for advice, love and acceptance. I hope to be your friend and a source of comfortability in your life just like everything we're all here together and let's be honest sh*t gets hard and we all get lonely at some point. Just don't be afraid to confront that side because I, your Friends and your Family will be here by your side. Once that hard point of your life is over imagine how Happy you would be.

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