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'13 Reasons Why' Linked To Increased Google Searches For Suicide

A new study has revealed that after the release of the controversial Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" -- a show that depicts the suicide of a fictional teenager -- there were surges in the number of Google searches using the term "suicide". Specifically, searches that included the word "suicide" jumped 19 percent over a 19-day period after the series was first released. That amounts to between 900,000 and 1.5 million more searches of that nature than would routinely be expected in that time frame. It's important to note that the study only found an association between the series and number of web searches. It didn't prove the show caused the searches to go up.
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