’13 Reasons Why’ spreads suicide like a disease: Column by Harold Koplewicz
There may be things I don’t get, but what I do get is that 5,000 young people ages 15-24 will die by suicide this year. Every minute, a teen makes an attempt serious enough to require medical attention. Millions more think about it seriously enough to make a plan. And shows such as 13 Reasons Why are vectors for the established phenomenon of suicide contagion.