A study released Monday shows teen suicides increased by 28.9 percent the month following the release of the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why.”
A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reveals that “13 Reasons Why” has done much more harm than good, revealing that the number of deaths occurring in the month following the show’s release dramatically increased for young people aged 10 to 17.
Suicides were more prevalent in April 2017 for this age group than any other month in the five-year period surveyed, according to the National Institutes of Health. Researchers found that this suicide increase was more dramatic for boy suicides, though the number of girl suicides also increased. No significant trends were found in suicide rates for persons 18 to 64 years of age.