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Crystal Czeck Apr 19, 12:42 p.m.
It's a very tough series to watch. They all did a beautiful job on showing the ugly sides of suicide and the effects that those kinds of choices have on other people. Even more than that, it shows the entire suicide at the end - which was hard to watch. Even harder was watching her mom find her dead. I don't think it glamorized suicide in any way. It did open a lot of room for discussion with your children though. Depression is a serious thing, and bullying is a serious problem. Social media allows it to happen a lot easier than when I was a teenager. I wish the book/series would have ended differently, but this is a reality that so many teenagers face, and the cost of a life is paid way more than it should be.
Larry Price Apr 19, 11:19 a.m.
If your child is watching this (and it is very popular with the high school crowd), you should watch it as well and discuss it with them. I think the show does glamorize the suicide to an extent and the concerns mentioned in the Washington Post article are valid ones. It's important that you make sure your child understands that suicide isn't the solution to the issues that Hannah was dealing with.
Clarence Drumgoole Apr 19, 10:30 a.m.
Serious matter, no one care, to discuss!
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58