Update: Is Watching 13 Reasons Why Bad for Teens?
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 10, Number 6 & 7, September 2019
Kristen Gardner, PharmD
Dr. Gardner has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
In the March/April 2019 issue we unpacked a study on the popular Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, which portrayed the bullying and suicide of a teenager. Although the program increased awareness of these issues, some clinicians argued that it glamorized suicide and would be detrimental to vulnerable viewers. In this issue we cover a follow up study examining the potential impact of the series on the suicide rate in teens.