Northjersey.com reports that teens are binge-watching, talking and tweeting about the Netflix series which revolves around a student who kills herself and leaves behind audio recordings for people she believes are to blame in some way.
Mental Health professionals are urging parents to talk to their children about suicide prevention and how get help if they or a friend are in need. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people aged 10 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The National Association of School Psychologists recommends that young people with suicidal thoughts shouldn’t watch it, while other teens who do shouldn’t watch in a vacuum. Several mental health professionals expressed concern that suicide is sensationalized in the show. Mental health experts fear the show could glorify teen suicide for vulnerable youth, especially those watching without parental guidance.
The show, released in full on March 31, is already the most tweeted-about show in 2017 according to Variety.
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