→ The Netflix original series, "13 Reasons Why" has become the most tweeted about show in 2017.
→ The drama-mystery series based on the novel by Jay Asher focuses on the story of a teen who commits suicide.
→ The number of teens and young children that have been hospitalized for suicidal thoughts and actions has doubled in the past decade. Naturally, parents are concerned about how this series may affect its viewers, an already vulnerable population.
Harvard Health has written an article on 5 recommended topics to cover with your child if they are watching "13 Reasons Why".
Harvard Health's Physician Editor is being proactive with proper mental health education that counters how this series is potentially normalizing depression for teens. Make sure to check it out!
McCarthy, M. C. (2017, May 03). 5 things to tell your child about 13 Reasons Why. Retrieved July 16, 2017, from http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/5-things-tell-child-13-reasons-2017050211695
Peterson, K. (2017, May 08). The controversy behind Netflix's teen-suicide drama '13 Reasons Why' - and why it's hitting close to home. Retrieved July 17, 2017, from http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/tv/sd-me-thirteen-reasons-20170508-story.html
Scutti, S. (2017, May 05). 'Alarming' rise in children hospitalized with suicidal thoughts or actions. Retrieved July 17, 2017, from http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/05/health/children-teens-suicide-study/index.html