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Pediatricians urged to warn kids away from '13 Reasons Why' Netflix series

The CDC guidelines state that simplistic explanations for suicide, reports that serve as a "how to" for suicide can promote suicide contagion


A report in the journal Pediatrics warns that watching 13 Reasons Why, a popular Netflix series about a teen girl’s suicide, may be inadvisable for some youngsters. Mental health professionals have raised alarms that the series — which closes with a graphic depiction of the main character killing herself — could push other young people toward suicide. The second season of the show will air on May 18, while the first season remains available on Netflix. In an article titled, 13 Things Pediatricians Should Know (and do) About 13 Reasons Why,” Michael B ...

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First Published: Sat, May 19 2018. 20:38 IST