5 Reasons to Avoid Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why”

3) Breaking the Rules

There are some basic rules that mindful reporters abide by when reporting on a suicide. One of the most important rules is to avoid using dramatic or graphic images or descriptions of suicide.  Studies have shown a correlation between the sensationalization of a suicide story with an increase in additional suicides.  The conclusion of 13 Reasons Why includes one of the most graphic depictions of violence I’ve ever seen, showing in depth the act of suicide.  I’m sure an argument can be made that it somehow added to the experience, but a case has been made through extensive study that the more graphic the scene the more it will contribute to encouraging copycat acts.

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