In the month that Netflix released the first episodes of 13 reasons why Put online, the number of suicides among young Americans has increased. The series is about a teenager robbing himself of life. She mentions thirteen reasons for this in cassette tapes that she sends to her colleagues.
According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the suicide rate among children ages 10 to 17 in April 2017 was almost 29 percent higher than you would expect based on numbers from previous years.
The researchers emphasize that their study shows no causal link. The number of suicides in the rest of 2017 was also relatively high.