Cree Health Board calls for careful viewing of popular drama 13 Reasons Why – CBC

Critics say show offers irresponsible portrayal of teen suicide

May 18, 2017

Health officials in the James Bay region of Quebec have added their voices to the criticism of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

The show is a fictional series about the suicide of a young woman, Hannah Baker, and is based on a best-selling novel by Jay Asher. It is very popular among youth and the Cree Nation is no exception.

The show has also been severely criticized by mental health professionals worldwide for its graphic and potentially irresponsible portrayal of suicide, as well as a lack of proper warnings. Netflix has responded to the criticism by adding more warnings for viewers about graphic content.

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