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13 Reasons Why; A Psychological Perspective in honor of Suicide Prevention Month | Media Review Podcast Ep. 10

13 Reasons Why - MHT Media Review- World Suicide Prevention Month
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By MHT Podcasts; Series/Book – 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is a teen drama made for Netflix by Brian Yorkey. It is based on the novel ” 13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher. It revolves around the life of a high school student who finds tapes of another student which has every detail of why she decided to end her life. Through various incidents, it covers wide range of societal issues affecting today’s generation.

MHT India chooses this series and book for a media review podcast for World Suicide Prevention Month; September as it shows the act of suicide in its screenplay and also gives a strong message of suicide prevention and what social concerns affects today’s youth .

In this podcast Ms. Anthea tells us how she views the series and the book 13 Reasons Why and also her interpretation of the theme of suicide and suicide prevention.

13 Reasons Why | a Review from the psychological perspective in honour of World Suicide Prevention Month

13 Reasons Why- MHT Media Review- World suicide prevention month
Picture Credits: WBUR

About the series; 13 Reasons Why

GenreTeen drama Mystery Thriller
Based onThirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher
Developed byBrian Yorkey
StarringDylan MinnetteKatherine LangfordChristian NavarroAlisha BoeBrandon FlynnJustin PrenticeMiles HeizerRoss ButlerDevin DruidAmy HargreavesDerek LukeKate WalshBrian d’Arcy JamesGrace SaifBrenda StrongTimothy GranaderosMark PellegrinoTyler BarnhardtDeaken BlumanJan Luis CastellanosGary Sinise
Narrated byKatherine Langford (season 1)Various (season 2)Grace Saif (season 3)Dylan Minnette (season 4)
Opening theme“Oh in This World of Dread, Carry On” by Eskmo
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes49 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Selena Gomez Diana Son Tom McCarthy Joy Gorman Wettels Steve Golin Michael Sugar Mandy Teefey Kristel Laiblin
Producer(s)Joseph Incaprera
CinematographyAndrij Parekh
Editor(s)Leo Trombetta
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time49–98 minutes
Production company(s)July Moon Productions Kicked to the Curb Productions Anonymous Content Paramount Television Studios
DistributorNetflix Streaming Services
ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseMarch 31, 2017 –
June 5, 2020
Source: Wikipedia

About the book; 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

AuthorJay Asher
Audio read byDebra Wiseman and Joel Johnstone
Cover artistChristian Fuenfhausen
CountryUnited States of America
GenreYoung adult
Publication dateOctober 18, 2007
Media typePrint (hardback)
LC ClassPZ7.A8155 Th 2008
Source: Wikipedia

13 Reasons Why is currently streaming on Netflix and the book is available on Amazon.com . Do let us know in the comments below if you liked this particular review on the psychological perspective of 13 Reasons Why by MHT India or if you view this movie in a different light.

About MHT Media Review

MHT Media Review series aims to bring to you a new lens to view everyday media through. Each movie, series, song, a letter can be viewed differently and each can affect individuals in different ways. Listening to the episodes in this series can help you by maybe showing you the media in a different light, taking solace in the fact that you are not alone in your struggles, or maybe by just providing you with an option to binge on at night.

After the phenomenal response to MHT Bibliotherapy series, we thought why should we limit ourselves to only books. This episode of the MHT Media Review series talks about all that we have to offer you in this series. An attempt for us to help you feel good 🙂

Some disclaimers to keep in mind.

  1. In no way does MHT Media Review claim to have any promotional rights to the media in the discussion. We have nothing to gain from the same, monetary or otherwise.
  2. The opinions in the series are of the speaker and the speaker alone. MHT does not take credits or responsibility to any of the views expressed.

If you feel that you have that one particular movie/series/song/video/poem/letter/or any other published media that has made an impact on your mental health and you wish to share the same with our listeners, please do let us know in the comments below and we will definitely get back to you.

About MHT Podcast

MHT Podcast is an online audio based platform, by Mental Health Today, devoted to sharing information and awareness on mental health-related issues. MHT Podcast has a variety of series such as MHT Podcast | Therapy for Thoughts, MHT Podcast | Autism Support, MHT Podcast | Survivor Series, MHT Podcast | Bibliotherapy, MHT Podcast | Media Reviews, MHT Podcast | Psychology 101 and more. These different series reflects a new and more diverse perspective of mental health in our society and also at an individual level. 

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