13 Reasons Why: Perceptions and Correlates of Media Influence in Psychiatrically Hospitalized Adolescents

  title={13 Reasons Why: Perceptions and Correlates of Media Influence in Psychiatrically Hospitalized Adolescents},
  author={Jacqueline Nesi and Sarah E Johnson and Melanie Altemus and Heather M Thibeau and Jeffrey Hunt and Jennifer C. Wolff},
  journal={Archives of Suicide Research},
  pages={313 - 324}
Abstract Objective The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why (13RW) has sparked controversy due to graphic depictions of youth suicide, bullying, and sexual assault. However, further research is needed examining experiences of the show among youth with psychiatric illness. This exploratory, mixed-methods study examines adolescents’ perceptions of 13RW and associations among viewership, suicide-related media influence processes, and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITBs). Method Participants were… 
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