Youth suicides coinciding with ’13 Reasons Why’ may be seasonal, not related to the Netflix series

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.