Does Netlflix’s new series glorify suicide? Hannah Cranston, Brett Erlich, and Francis Maxwell, the hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“A Florida schools superintendent told parents in a letter that his district has seen a rapid rise in at-risk behavior at elementary and middle schools — including self-harming and suicide threats — in the wake of a graphic Netflix series about a 17-year-old girl’s suicide called “13 Reasons Why.”
The series, which debuted March 31, is based on a 2007 young adult novel and includes detailed scenes of young people harming themselves, including that of a teen who cuts her wrists with a razor in a bathtub and her blood is seen pouring out as she struggles to breathe. With the first episode released about a month ago, the series has sparked warnings from mental health counselors and others expressing concern about copycat behavior and the glorification of suicide by vulnerable young people. The National Association of School Psychologists released guidance to parents on how to lead the discussions along with other resources.”
Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/04/29/school-superintendent-students-are-harming-themselves-and-citing-13-reasons-why/?utm_term=.e9ae00b7d907
Hosts: Hannah Cranston, Brett Erlich, Francis Maxwell
Cast: Hannah Cranston, Brett Erlich, Francis Maxwell
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