Whether you’re a Netflix fanatic or the parent of a teenager, chances are you’ve heard of the drama “13 Reasons Why.”
It’s the controversial show that had millions of people across the country starting a debate about the topic of suicide. While some praised the show for its gritty portrayal of the issue, others thought the content was too much for its intended adolescent audience. Some mental health experts even warned that the depiction of depression and suicidal thoughts could have a significant impact on young people already suffering from mental illness.
And while teens, parents, and those curious about the impact of the show took to social media to voice their opinions, a new study reveals that the premiere of the controversial show’s contributed to a much darker search habit for teens across the country.