translated from Spanish: After the premiere of the series «13 Reasons Why» Netflix suicide rate increase in the U.S.

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United States.-researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital were measured monthly and annual suicide rates reported in the centres for the Control and prevention of diseases of USA from 2013 to 2017, among persons 10 to 64 years of age, and they found a frightening awareness with Netflix «13 Reasons Why» series.
And it is that the next month of its release there was a rate of suicide of 0.57 per 100,000 aged 10 to 17, the rate higher than the study period of five years in this age group. According to the study, the nine months following the premiere were 195 deaths by suicide in this age group than had been hoped only for seasonal patterns. The study was published Monday in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
«13 Reasons Why» is based on the book for young adults of the same title by Jay Asher, the most sold in 2007. The series follows the fictional story of a teenage girl named Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, who leaves behind mysterious 13 audio recordings on cassette after suicide tapes. He directs each recording to a person who, according to her, played a role in the decision to end his life.
Netflix said in a statement Tuesday: «this is an issue of critical importance and we have worked hard to make sure I handle this delicate issue in a responsible manner».
«Young people may be particularly susceptible to the contagion of suicide,» it said in a statement, Jeff Bridge, first author of the study. Bridge explained that contagion can be «encouraged by stories that deal with tabloid way promote simplistic explanations of the suicidal behavior, glorify or romanticen to the deceased, the present suicide as a means to achieve a goal, u» «provide possible prescriptions of how committing suicide».
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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