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’13 Reasons Why’ suicide depiction raises concerns

The Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” based on the popular young adult book by Jay Asher with the same name, has been the subject of heated online discussion over its entertainment value vs. potential detrimental effects on viewers, since the show’s debut on March 31.

Commentary: ‘13 Reasons Why’ perpetuates LGBT bullying

The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why,” based on a novel by Jay Asher, tells the story of Hannah Baker, a high school student who recorded tapes about the people she blames for driving her to suicide. While some critics praise it for sparking discussion of suicide, bullying and rape culture, others say that its graphic depictions of suicide and rape went too far.

Mental health enables inmates’ reform

Last week, Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-New York, introduced the Kalief Browder Re-entry Success Act.

Commentary: Suicide attempts should be taken seriously

On March 28, social media sites exploded with rumors that 20-year-old singer Kehlani cheated on her current boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, with her ex-boyfriend, rapper PartyNextDoor.

Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About: Laws aim to reform mental health care

During her spring break as a college freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, Helen Arase was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About: Students hesitate to seek treatment

Five years ago 17-year-old Katie Madden sat with her parents and told them she needed to talk to them about a serious matter. Her parents were concerned and anxiously stared at her, waiting for her to begin speaking.

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