Earlier this year Netflix released its second season of "13 Reasons Why," a fictional drama series that tackles tough real-life issues experienced by teens and young people including substance use, bullying, sexual assault, suicide and more. The first season received criticism for its graphic depiction of the suicide itself, its oversimplified framing of the causes of the behavior, and its failure to present viable alternatives or interventions. Filmed in a candid and often explicit manner, the series takes an honest look at the issues faced by young people today.

"Research demonstrates that depictions of violence and self-harm can increase the likelihood of copycat behaviors. Adolescents are a vulnerable and highly impressionable group, frequently copying others' behavior or reacting in response to things they have seen."