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U.S. Youth Suicides Up Since 2017 debut of Netflix Show “13 Reasons Why”

A report, newly published, detailing the suicide rates of young people in the U.S. show an increase of nearly third in the month following the realise of “13 Reasons Why” in 2017.

The controversial and highly popular TV series premiered on Netflix in 20017 and follows the story of a teenage girl who commits suicide. In the show she has left 13 video tapes detailing the reasons why she will take her own life. In the final episode viewers graphically see the teen kill herself.

The show caused outrage amongst health care professionals and parents. People are now asking if the sharpe increase in suicide rates  amongst this demographic are linked to the hit TV show?

Read More: Reuters