19 Apr 2017

Suicide, Rape and 13 Reasons Why

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 19 April 2017

A new Netflix show about teen suicide has been labelled as 'irresponsible, unsafe and unethical' by The Mental Health Foundation.

13 Reasons Why features the suicide of teenage girl, Hannah Baker, who records 13 tapes, blaming 12 people for her death.

The show is based on a book by the same name, and depicts suicide and rape in graphic detail.

Twenty-year-old Charlie Laurie is a youth leader at Youthline and he's been watching the show.

Katherine Langford plays Hannah Baker in the show's trailer.

Katherine Langford plays Hannah Baker in the show's trailer. Photo: YouTube / Netflix

Where to get help:

    Youthline: 0800 376 633
    Lifeline: 0800 543 354
    Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865
    Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757
    Samaritans: 0800 726 666
    What's Up: online chat (7pm-10pm) or 0800 WHATSUP / 0800 9428 787
    Kidsline (ages 5-18): 0800 543 754
    Rural Support Trust Helpline: 0800 787 254
    Healthline: 0800 611 116
    Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155
    OUTline 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE) provides confidential telephone support on sexuality or gender identity
    If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111

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