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Study found "13 Reasons Why" raised suicide risk in vulnerable young people

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Half of suicidal adolescent show viewers in a hospital sample say the controversial television series contributed to their suicide risk, a new report finds.

The hit drama, widely popular among teens, has generated controversy for its depiction of suicide. Its story centers around a 17-year-old student, who, before her death, recorded cassettes that detail 13 reasons why she took her own life.

The show has raised concerns among mental health experts about its potentially negative impact on vulnerable youths.

Which is why Michigan Medicine researchers asked suicidal adolescents whether the show had contributed to suicide-related symptoms.

The findings, published in the journal Psychiatric Services, add to the body of literature about how at-risk teens may be reacting to the program.

“This show has been a real phenomenon, especially among teenagers,” says lead author Victor Hong, M.D., medical director of psychiatric emergency services at Michigan Medicine. “Its depiction of teen suicide has raised great concern among parents, health providers and educators.” 

Of the 87 youths who participated in the survey between 2017 and 2018, half had watched at least one episode of the show, mostly teens ages 13 to 17. Among the 43 who had watched it, about half (21) said it heightened their suicide risk.

“Our study doesn’t confirm that the show is increasing suicide risk, but it confirms that we should definitely be concerned about its impact on impressionable and vulnerable youth,” says Hong.

“Few believe this type of media exposure will take kids who are not depressed and make them suicidal. The concern is about how this may negatively impact youth who are already teetering on the edge.” 

https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/does-netflixs-13-reasons-why-influence-teen-suicide-survey-asks-at-risk-youths?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=paid

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3 minutes ago, Pixelated Kunt said:

safe to say im one of those people, watching the show was my biggest regret 

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the worst has to be the male rape scene in season 2

 

How are you now?

I did not bother watching the second season. :shookga:

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Pray for our kids! I wish people had an attitude of changing the world for the better instead of ending their life like that. Society needs to do better our kids are not having nourishing childhoods anymore. Adults need to be better role models. + Kids need to be kids.

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Netflix needs stricter rules about underage people viewing TV-MA shows. As for adults that get triggered from this show that is unfortunate because after watching season 2 I can say the triggers are not worth it. It really isn’t a good show. Season 1 was decent though.

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12 minutes ago, Barbie said:

Netflix needs stricter rules about underage people viewing TV-MA shows. As for adults that get triggered from this show that is unfortunate because after watching season 2 I can say the triggers are not worth it. It really isn’t a good show. Season 1 was decent though.

And it shouldn't stop at Netflix, but Playstation Store, too. 

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On 11/22/2018 at 1:45 AM, aftertheafterlaughter said:

and yet season 3 is still moving forward.

I don't know why people even bother to watch this crap. Can they just stop the show already? One season was enough.

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An excuse tbh, I watched the show and it makes sense tho it also shows a story that she was seeing things In her head too because depression does that. I related to that show so much well high school me has.   I dont understand how its making suicide higher risk? Maybe they liked the attention the girl was getting and they want it too.  

 

It's sad tho. I haven't seen season 2 yet tho..so I guess cant judge till I watch that

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