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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why May Not Be Linked to High Suicide Rates in the USA, Here’s Why

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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why May Not Be Linked to High Suicide Rates in the USA, Here’s Why

Contrary to the findings of a 2019 study that associated the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ with an increase in suicide rates among youth after the show’s release, a new study stressed that there is no evidence to draw such a link. After its release in 2017, ’13 Reasons Why’ spurred controversy over concerns that its portrayal of a teenage girl’s suicide could increase suicide contagion among adolescents. Though a much-publicised 2019 study found a contagion effect among boys, a subsequent reanalysis of that data by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania concluded that, to the contrary, the series had no clear effect on teen suicide. 13 Reasons Why Season 4: Twitterati Left Teary-Eyed After Emotional Finale of the Netflix Show (Read Tweets)

Now, in a pair of commentaries published in the journal PLOS ONE, the original authors challenged the APPC reanalysis and APPC research director Daniel Romer defended his critique. “We stand by our reanalysis. There is no reason or evidence to suggest that the show had an effect before it was even released,” said Romer. “And as the authors of the study acknowledged, one would expect the show to have a strong effect on female adolescents, which was not found,” Romer added. 13 Reasons Why Season 4 Review: Netflix’s Controversial Teen Show Gets Lost in Its Bloat Before Getting Its Act Right in the Emotional Finale

In their 2019 paper, researchers claimed to find an increase in suicide in 10- to 17-year-old boys over as long as a 10-month period, starting the month before Netflix released the series. But an APPC reanalysis of that data, published early in 2020, failed to detect any reliable increase in suicide in girls and an increase for boys one month before and one month after the release in April 2017. In their new PLOS commentary, the researchers responded that Netflix “was actively broadcasting advertisements and series’ trailers” in March 2017 “that targeted youth and encouraged them to watch this dramatisation of an adolescent girl’s suicide.”

But Romer found that considerable evidence that the show did not create concerns about contagion until April, citing other independent analyses that focused on April as the point at which Google searches and crisis-line discussions began to rise. The study found no change in trend the month before the release and a sharp decrease shortly after the release of the series.

The researchers found that viewing the second season of “13 Reasons Why” may have had beneficial effects on some young viewers and harmful effects on other viewers. “These opposing effects make it difficult to determine whether the potentially harmful effect for some female adolescents was counterbalanced by beneficial effects for others,” Romer said.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 19, 2020 05:42 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Triples Trailer: Jai Sampath, Vivek Prasanna and Rajkumar’s Antics Offer a Hilarious Ride (Watch Video)

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Maverick filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj presents a new Tamil show on Disney+ Hotstar, named Triples. Starring Jai Sampath of Goa, Engaeyum Eppothum and Raja Rani fame, Triples is directed by Charukesh Sekar and written by Balaji Jayaraman. Jai, Vivek Prasanna and Rajkumar are the titular Triples in this madcap comedy entertainer, and the show follows their misadventures. Dhanush Starrer Jagame Thandhiram Will Release In Theatres, Confirms Director Karthik Subbaraj!

Vani Bhojan is the female lead. The trailer of Triples has dropped in and it promises some fun moments, enough romance and comedy. Most of the actors in the show are known for their comic skills, with Jai shining well whenever he is cast in a Venkat Prabhu film, the Chennai 600028 films and Goa being prime examples. Vivek Prasanna was so good in Meyatha Maan, while who can forget Rajkumar’s hilarious performance as an actor in Sethupathi? Which is why Triples looks promising. Mookuthi Amman Movie Review: Nayanthara Makes a Striking Goddess, Urvashi an Absolute Scene-Stealer in RJ Balaji’s Social Entertainer.

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Triples is an eight episode series that will begin streaming on on Disney+ Hotstar VIP from December 11. So how did you find the trailer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:26 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan Reveals He Was Touched Inappropriately In Childhood (Watch Video)

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Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan Reveals He Was Touched Inappropriately In Childhood (Watch Video)

Bigg Boss 14 contestant Eijaz Khan reveals a shocking dark secret from his childhood during a task in the upcoming episode of the controversial reality show.  The immunity stone that filmmaker Ekta Kapoor bestowed upon housemate Rubina Dilaik is now up for grabs. To win it, the contestants have to reveal that one, very personal thing that no one knows about themselves. This turns out to be a very heartening occasion, as the contestants reveal some very personal and life-changing truths about themselves. Bigg Boss 14 Finale Week: Here’s Why – Rubina Dilaik, Jasmin Bhasin, Rahul Vaidya and Aly Goni Could Be The Top 4!

Eijaz, who is seen as one of the most firebrand contestants, broke down while sharing he was touched inappropriately as a child. He said that he had struggled with it for years and that his therapist helped him get over it. Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Rahul Mahajan, Arshi Khan, Manu Punjabi to Enter as Challengers.

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Eijaz broke down as he said that he did not tell his father about it and that was one thing he regretted. However, he remained strong and said that he knows he was not to blame for it as he was only a child, and he was only sorry about the fact that he could not tell his father about it.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:16 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik And Abhinav Shukla Were Contemplating Divorce Before The Show (Watch Video)

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Bigg Boss 14 Preview: Rubina and Abhinav Were Getting a Divorce Before the Reality Show

Bigg Boss 14 housemate Rubina Dilaik has made a shocking revelation in the ongoing show, saying that she was on the verge of divorcing her husband and co-contestant Abhinav Shukla before entering the reality show. In the latest promo, the contestants are given a task to confess their deepest secrets to win immunity. As part of the task, Rubina is seen opening up about her relationship with Abhinav. Bigg Boss 14 Finale Week: Here’s Why – Rubina Dilaik, Jasmin Bhasin, Rahul Vaidya and Aly Goni Could Be The Top 4!

“Humne ek dusre ko November tak ka time diya tha. We were about to get divorced. Agar yaha dono saath nahi aate, toh shayad saath bhi na reh paate (We had given each other time till November. We were about to get divorced. If we were not here together on the show, perhaps we would not have been together),” she said, following which she wept inconsolably. Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Rahul Mahajan, Arshi Khan, Manu Punjabi to Enter as Challengers.

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Later, she was seen having a conversation about it with Abhinav, who was emotional and worried about the news making headlines. He was upset that their families would get to know the truth about their relationship through the show.

The couple got married in 2018.

Their fans have loved the couple in the show, and fondly called them “Rubinav”. Throughout the show, they have encouraged and supported each other, with Abhinav being protective about her, though there have also been arguments and differences.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:12 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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