Seasonal Changes in Adolescent Suicide Explain Controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ Findings

A press release from the Annenberg Public Policy Center details Dan Romer’s research, which disputes the highly publicized findings that suggested a spike in youth suicide coinciding with the release of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, a show that revolves around the aftermath of a high school student who died by suicide. Romer’s research suggests the trend can instead be explained by seasonal patterns in youth suicide.