On ’13 Reasons Why’s controversial display of the reasons behind suicide

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“ Her [Hannah Baker’s] death is represented at times as not only a logical, but an unavoidable outcome of the events that follow. Suicide should not be presented to anyone as being the result of clear headed thinking. The show ignores the relationship between suicide and the mental illness that often accompanies it. People often commit suicide because they are unwell, not simply because people have been cruel to them. It is also extremely damaging to present rape as a ‘good enough’ reason for someone to commit suicide. This sends the wrong message to survivors of sexual violence about their futures and their worth ”

Eleanor Ainge Roy, ’13 Reasons Why: New Zealand bans under-18s from watching suicide drama without adult’, The Guardian

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