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 […]

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With “13 Reasons Why Not,” students honor friends who saved them

Over the lound speakers at a Michigan high school, students are telling honest and intimate stories about how friends have helped them get through hard times. Playing off the controversial Netflix show “13 Reasons Why,” which critics say promotes suicide, these students are telling 13 stories about youth supporting each other.  “So far it’s working. […]

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