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'13 Reasons Why' Triggers Surge in Suicide Searches

08-04-2017
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The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is a popular but controversial show about a teen who commits suicide, and new numbers show it may have triggered a surge in online searches about suicide, including ways to do it. 

Researchers found that for almost three weeks after the show's release there were at least 900,000-1.2 Million more Google searches on "suicide" than usual. 

That's a 19 percent increase based on forecasts using Google data and historical search trends.    

CBN News spoke with Movieguide's Evy Baehr-Carroll about the negative impacts of "13 Reasons Why" and how to send a message to Netflix about its programming.   

Click the player above to see the full interview. 

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