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13 Reasons Why ‘not helpful’, suicide prevention summit told

May 2nd, 2017 by

Lifeline chief says Netflix series risks presenting suicide as ‘legitimate choice’ and crosses line with depiction of means

The controversial new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why is “not helpful”, says Australia’s national suicide prevention charity as it strives to reach a cross-sector response to the issue.

Representatives from industries including finance, agribusiness, retail and sport joined suicide prevention experts and academics for the inaugural National Stop Suicide Summit in Sydney on Monday, hosted by Lifeline Australia.

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