Why Suicide ?

TitleWhy Suicide ?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBoxall, SF, Cox-White, B, Funke, RD, Funke, MB, Myers, GA
Date Published2017
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThe new show Thirteen Reasons Why follows the lives of high school students living in the wake of a classmate's suicide. Some mental health professionals worry that the show glamorizes suicide. Now the series begins each episode with a trigger warning. In real life, around 17 % of students surveyed had seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months. The series has both increased suicide awareness and possibly unintentionally increased suicidal ideation. 
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