Following the launching of popular Netflix television drama series “ 13 Reasons Why”, in which a  teenage girl kills herself, the suicide ratio among the young Americans increased a third time in the month, a US research reported. The researchers informed that the research was limited and they could not establish a direct involvement between increasing suicide ratio and “13 Reasons Why”. Another, preceding research had discovered noticing the programme was connected with a diminishing risk of self-harm for some young adults.

The ratio of suicide in 2017, in April, was 28.9 percent higher among US youth individuals ages between 10 to 17. This matter would be assumed based on suicide rates and the trends noticed in previous years, according to the National Institutes of Health-supported research on Monday.

It discovered the ratio of suicide for 10 to 17-year-olds were also increasing in the rest of the year, consequencing in a secondary estimation of 195 suicide deaths from April to December 2017 versus assumptions based on past data. The increment was piloted by young boys, according to them. A Netflix representative said the firm had just reviewed the research and was checking it. The Netflix representative said, “ it’s a critically important topic, and we have worked hard to ensure that we handle this sensitive issue responsibly”.

The representative also said the research contradicted with a current finding by a team at the University of Pennsylvania.

In a survey among the 18 to 29-year-olds, the Pennsylvania researchers found out the students who noticed all of season two of “13 Reasons Why” were less supposed to report self-harm and suicidal thinking than others who did not notice the series at all.

Actually, the show depicts the story of a teen who leaves behind a sequence of 13 tapes stating why she ended her own life. The final episode of the first season portrayed her slashed wrists in a bathtub.

The graphical scene triggered a strong reaction among the parents and the health professionals, triggering Netflix to put up additional viewer warnings in 2017 and lead viewers to support groups.

A second season was launched in 2018 in May and a third season has been directed by Netflix.

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