Saturday, 19 May 2018

Doctors on high alert as Netflix's 13 Reasons Why returns for season 2

The 1st season of the show triggered a spike in kids googling "how to commit suicide".

The controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why returns for a second season this week, putting parents and educators on high alert for the mental well-being of teenagers.

After its first successful - but, for many, unsettling - season, mental health care professionals and organizations documented worrying spikes in teenage suicides and signs of suicide ideation.

School districts, psychologists and school counselors are warning that support systems need to be in place to help students process the show's new season even though Netflix claims to be providing more mental health support to young viewers.

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