Whether you liked the show, or hated it, “13 Reasons Why” clearly brought much needed attention to suicide and mental health.
I didn’t feel like it glamorized or romanticized the main character’s suicide. Suicide is not glamorous or romantic. I saw it first hand and for me it was dark, horrifying, lonely, sad and final.
Maybe Hannah Baker is just like me. Maybe she’s just like any of us. The only difference between us is she had enough reasons for taking her own life.
So there I was, the 24-year-old big sister, sitting at her desk and painting my nails sky blue, trying to casually talk to her about you know, suicide and rape and drinking and mental health.
Drake, honey, baby doll, sweetie, what are you doing???!
The last damn thing our culture needs is some shitty Netflix program glorifying the post-mortem justice myth of suicide.
Although the stigma of mental health has decreased, the romanticization and stereotypes of mentally ill people – especially those with depression – seem to remain the same.
What 13 Reasons Why shows is that we are all capable of evil and we never fully comprehend the effect our evil bears on other lives
What I am taking away from the show is that the problem is very big and we EACH have a role in the problem/s that occur within schools.