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Five reasons why ’13 Reasons Why’ is harmful to young people

Critics of the controversial Netflix show ’13 Reasons Why’ say it glamorizes suicide, a leading cause of death among teenagers. Concerned about the show’s potential to lead to copycat suicides as well as the way it showcases revenge and power, a young writer and mental health advocate explains why the show’s narratives are troubling. “Power does not come along with suicide and that is a dangerous message that should not be broadcast out to young viewers who may not be able to separate fact from fiction.” Read the story at We’Ced.

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This entry was posted on May 23, 2017 by in WeCed and tagged , , , .

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