Why people are saying the Netflix hit '13 Reasons Why' glorifies suicide and is 'dangerous'


13 Reasons Why


The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" follows high-school student Clay Jensen and his classmate Hannah Baker, who commited suicide. She leaves behind cassette tapes that explain 13 reasons she says she took her own life. Each tape is made for someone who she felt was responsible for her suicide in some way. Each episode focuses on one of the tapes. 

Netflix released all the episodes of the show on March 31, 2017. And ever since, it's gotten more and more popular, but in some cases for all the wrong reasons. It's now facing major controversy.

Many mental-health experts, concerned parents, and teachers are saying that it glorifies suicide, and could be a dangerous lesson for teens who could be going through the same things as Hannah. 

Here's how the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" became a hit among teens and why experts are calling it "harmful":