Netflix Removes Suicide Scene

Earlier I cautioned you about a Netflix series called Thirteen Reasons Why.  It prominently featured the suicide of a teen girl in the first episode.  After it aired, the number of suicides in teens ten to seventeen jumped, and people began calling for the series to be cancelled.  A study in April documenting the impact caused pressure to mount from medical groups, suicide prevention groups, counseling organizations and hospitals, all highly concerned about the increase.  The producers finally got the message and have edited out the scene with the girl’s suicide.  While it would have been better to cancel the entire series, it’s encouraging that the producers understand the shows they produce have an impact.  Life is precious, so don’t mess with it.

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