Did you watch thirteen reasons why yet?
I haven’t! I actually refuse to out of fear of how it will make me feel. I looked up the episodes and know what happens in each one, but I can’t. I tried to watch for 20 minutes and felt depressed and decided it wasn’t worth it. I understand that the show is helping to inform and make it personal, but I also worry about how it will trigger people. Some of the things they have shown, yes, may help change people and open their minds - but I also worry that young kids will watch it and it will push them over the edge. I also fear that a kid will think “I will make them feel awful for what they’ve done to me” and commit suicide to do so. I don’t know, I see good and bad sides to the show. As long as it helps, I just hope it doesn’t push anyone. I wish they showed or promoted more resources for people to go to. I get that it’s realistic, but from what I’ve read, it’s a blame game instead of showing how powerful you can be, ways to get through things, where to go if certain resources don’t help, etc. Not everyone should watch it, that’s for sure.