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Concerned schools across the nation are warning parents of this TV show, warning parents of the effects it may have on students.

In an email sent home recently to some parents in the district, Frisco ISD said: While the TV show is rated TV-mature we have heard several of our students discussing it recently, and just wanted to make our families aware that this may contain very sensitive content for this age group, not only about suicide, yet also sexual assault.

For psychology teacher Emily Griffin, the show is more about suicide awareness than anything else.

“I don’t think it glorifies suicide, I think it brings awareness, I think it’s good to know that it can happen and this is why you should treat people nicely,” psychology teacher Emily Griffin said. “I think it can make teenagers aware of their actions because they usually sometimes think “Oh, I’m invincible I can do whatever,” but you can’t and there are consequences to your actions. So it’s good to show that and I’m glad teenagers are learning from that.”

With the show targeted towards teens, the age group most commonly linked to suicide attempts according to cdc.Gov with suicide being the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-34 as of 2015, there are some

Issues with the show’s message that are being addressed.  Mental health awareness is important but, it’s also important to remember that suicide is final and that it’s not something to be romanticized.

But, it’s also really important that everyone’s understanding this is a tv show it’s made by Hollywood and is not an accurate representation of all of the parts of a person and what happens when someone commits suicide.

For those struggling with suicide there are places that offer help including: the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or suicide crisis hotline of North Texas at 1-214-828-1000.

Reporting for WTV, I’m Justice Starks.

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