With perhaps millions of viewers awaiting the season 3 premiere of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why series, the streaming service made a somewhat unusual decision. A graphic suicide scene that generated 2 years of debate and at least a half-dozen published studies on suicide trends was edited out of the first season’s final episode. A Netflix statement indicated that the decision was made “on the advice of medical experts.”
Voelker R. Mounting Evidence and Netflix’s Decision to Pull a Controversial Suicide Scene. JAMA. Published online July 24, 2019322(6):490–492. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.9492
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