Netflix Series Has Schools Talking About Suicide


A Netflix original series has schools across the country talking about suicide, bullying and rape.

The show popular with teens and adults is called “13 Reasons Why”. It details what the main character high schooler, Hanna Baker says lead to her suicide. 

Rich Hanley, Associate Professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University says the show is successful due to social media and the realness of its controversial content. “Netflix hit all the right notes in terms of its show content, show demographic, with the understanding that it would do extremely well on social media because that’s where the conversations take place.”

Since its debut in late March “13 Reasons Why” has been tweeted about more than 11 million times according to “Variety”.

Some critics say the show glamorizes suicide  but others say it’s teaching teens a lesson  and starting important conversations. 

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