A new Netflix series is the most tweeted about program on TV, and getting a lot of attention from teenagers, families, educators and mental health experts. 13 Reasons Why features Hannah, a teenager who's recorded cassette tapes for the people she believes contributed to her decision to take her own life.
School districts and suicide prevention experts have expressed concern about the portrayal, though the show has also garnered support for its point of view and candor. We wanted to talk about it here on New Day, and invited youth suicide prevention expert Jennifer Barron, from Forefront, to join us, along with New Day regular and The Barbershop co-host Terry Hollimon and his 15 year old daughter, to talk about the show.
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