Jeffrey Seller has produced some of the most popular theatrical blockbusters. His smash hits "Hamilton" and "Rent" both won the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” graphically depicts a teenager’s suicide. This has everyone, from parents to professional psychologists, debating the way the suicide was shown on-screen, and whether it should’ve been part of the program at all.
Research suggests the show could encourage copycats, and some school administrators say they’ve seen an increase in student self-harm.
Netflix consulted with mental health professionals on the show and the company says the series has “opened up a dialogue” on a difficult subject. However, it has since added additional warnings to episodes of the program.
Are kids really as impressionable as the news about “13 Reasons Why” makes them seem?
- Dr. Victor Schwartz Chief medical officer, The Jed Foundation; clinical associate professor of psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine
- Dr. Rona Hu Medical director of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital
- Marissa Martinelli Writer, Slate
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