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Blue&White wrote:I think every student in high school should be made to watch this series. I think everyone what it.
I don't know. I think the permanency of death is often lost on kids. They don't fully grasp it. What many of them see is the attention that the person who died gets, and they seem to lose sight of the reality that they can't enjoy it or gloat. Teen suicide can be contagious, and I think that is part of the reason why.
A kid in my son's high school killed himself a week or so ago. He was a grade ahead of my son and he didn't know him. And, I can't tell you how grateful I am for that. I had a friend kill himself my senior year in high school, a few days before I turned 18, and it was absolutely awful. It turned me into an emotional wreck. I'm perfectly happy for neither of my kids to ever have to experience that, much less in their teens, and I really have no interest in subjecting them to a fictitious version of it in the hopes they glean something positive or learn a lesson. I just don't like the message of it.
I may check it out for myself but, I don't know, I'm not sure I can sit through that. Suicide is awful. For the families, for the people left behind, it's just awful. Been there, done that, not so sure I need to watch a TV show about it.
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