13 Reasons Why, is popular Netflix TV series in which a teenage girl kills herself. A bad impact on US teens.
The experts said the study had limitations and they could not make an explicit link between “13 Reasons Why”. Further, the increase in suicide rates or rule out other factors. Moreover, previous study had found watching the program was associated with a reduced risk of self-harm.
The rate of suicide in April 2017 was 28.9 percent higher among U.S. youth ages 10 to 17. This would be anticipated based on suicide counts. Further, trends noticed in previous years, the National Institutes of Health-supported (NIH) study said on Monday.
Study co-author and staff scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health, Lisa Horowitz, said in a statement. “The results of this study should raise awareness that young people are particularly vulnerable to the media … All disciplines, including the media, need to take good care to be constructive. Further, be thoughtful about topics that intersect with public health crises.”
A Netflix spokesperson said they had only just seen the study and were looking into the scene. Further, adding “This is a critically important topic and we have worked to ensure that we handle this sensitive issue responsibly.” Netflix has already added various disclaimers and trigger warnings at the beginnings and ends of some episodes