Study Reveals If '13 Reasons Why' Was Linked To Teen Suicide Rate

Study Reveals If '13 Reasons Why' Was Linked To Teen Suicide Rate

The National Institutes of Health have unveiled the findings of their study, finding that 13 Reasons Why has been associated with the spike in teen suicides.

Released earlier this week in the “Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,” the results found there was a 28.9% increase in U.S. children between the ages of 10-17 that killed themselves in April 2017, one month after the series debuted.

However, that percentage is among boys, not girls.

Professor Joel Greenhouse, a statistics professor at Carnegie Mellon University and one author of the study, said that it’s important to note that researchers “cannot make a causal link” between the series and the sharp increase in youth suicide

After the study was released, Netflix shared a statement about it: “We’ve just seen this study and are looking into the research, which conflicts with last week’s study from the University of Pennsylvania. This is a critically important topic and we have worked hard to ensure that we handle this sensitive issue responsibly.”

13 Reasons Why‘s third season is expected to debut later this year on the streaming service.

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