The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why that depicts the story of a teenage girl who commits suicide and delivers thirteen audiotaped cassettes to classmates who played a role in her decision to kill herself has generated controversy among parents and healthcare professionals. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, explains why the series has become a source of concern and how it might lead to a better understanding and more open dialogue of this issue.
Judy A. Beal is a Professor and Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com
The author declares no conflicts of interest.