Mental Health is one of the major issues these days teens are going through. A Netflix premiere shows released in 2017 and called Thirteen reasons why had addressed mental health issues and opened up the conversation more precisely.
A report was prepared by the Center of Scholars and Storytellers (CSS) shows of UCLA’s shows that teens have now opened up about mental health issues and are coming forward to discuss anxiety, depression, and panic attacks.
Center of Scholars and Storytellers (CSS) shows has been analyzing the effects of the series Thirteen reasons why on the mental health of teens. A small study was conducted by them in which around 157 teens were examined.
In this population of 157 teens, almost 68 teens had watched the Third season of this controversial Show and about 92% of them have surfed the internet to read about mental health issues. Here most of the teens were concerned about the topics like bullying, suicide, and mental health.
A senior author and CSS’s founder said that this show has portrayed real mental issues which encouraged the teen to talk about the mental health issues with their parents, peers, and friends.
He also added that this kind of show put a positive impact on the teens these days who would help them to overcome any mental issues that they are facing.
It was seen that during pandemic teens between the age of 11 to 17 had faced issues such as depression, anxiety, etc., and 45 % of the students who are undergoing mental health treatments are feared of the stigmas created in schools.
Not only now but ever before the pandemic, there were high suicide rates along with cases of depression and anxiety.
Hence this study eventually proved that how a TV show can also positively impact people that it made people open up and talk about their mental health issues.
Speaking about one s mental health issues is extremely important to lead a healthy life.