On March 31st, 13 Reasons Why premiered on Netflix. The series follows a teenage girl named Hannah who commits suicide and leaves behind a series of tapes telling her story. The Netflix original has sparked a great deal of discussion surrounding issues such as depression, rape, and suicide.
On Tuesday, April 18th, Australian mental health organization Headspace issued a warning about the series, referring to it as "dangerous content." The group claimed the show has sparked an alarming increase in calls and emails. Kristen Douglas, the national manager of Headspace school support, told Huffington Post Australia she "received a growing numbers of calls and emails directly related to the program."
The series is based on a novel by Jay Asher. Although several episodes begin with a graphic content warning, it's impossible to know how each story will affect different people.
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