If you are not sure, 13 Reasons Why ” is, it’s an American drama-mystery web television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey for Netflix. The series revolves around a high school student, Clay Jensen, and another student, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide after suffering a series of demoralizing circumstances, brought on by select individuals at her school. A box of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah before her suicide details thirteen reasons why she ended her life. ” (source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_Reasons_Why)
13 Reasons Why has been everywhere I look for the past few months, all over my social media and my friends talking about it and there have been several articles about it and how it triggers mental health issues to some. Apparently, in some countries, the show has a rated where it recommended if you are under 18 you watch with a parent. So OBVIOUSLY I HAD TO WATCH THE SHOW, which to be honest was probably not the best idea considering I have anxiety and tendency to be paranoid/overthink.
Here are some of the triggers that are in 13 Reasons Why:
I am not saying I was ever raped or cut myself but when I was younger, I was bullied, rumors were spread about me and I was depressed and I like everyone else know someone who has been raped or used to/ still cut themselves so obviously it is bound to bring up bad memories and not overnight.
This is the thing about mental health you can’t get rid of it overnight and moments of feeling like crap can happen a few nights after. I want to share a personal story with you… A few nights after I had finished the series I was feeling very low, I kept thinking of how I was in school and felt like I wasn’t good enough, then one of my guy friends messaged me asking who one of my friends was (which happens to me WAY too often by two many of my guy friends) which does not make me feel good about myself and I finally just learnt to somewhat learn to love myself ( I guess that was the tipping point) and then the night after I was hanging with friends but felt like I was the most boring so me being me (high school me) messaged them to apologise for this and apologise for that, leaving them thinking wtf. (dont you just love the power of overthinking and paranoia)
Now, this could be coincidental, that I had just finished this show and then all these shitty things happen but realistically it’s not. I know it isn’t though and that this show does bring up things because one of my good friends today in fact brought up the show and asked my opinion knowing my history, which made my heart warm.
So one of the reasons why this show is so popular is because it gets people talking about mental health because those triggers pictured do subconsciously bring up bad memories for you, which is why I wanted to share my post 1. it feels good to write about it and 2 . if anyone else who reads my blog feels depressed after watching the show but feel they shouldn’t be, YOU SHOULD and I recommend you do what I did and talk to someone (lifeline is always available 13 11 14) and you will feel better and maybe not watch season 2 😛
Let me know what you think about the show ?