The Netflix original series '13 Reasons Why' is currently in its second season, and despite many complaints from various mental health awareness and parenting groups, an unannounced season 3 might be in the pipeline.
I for one enjoy the show. Not only does it have a talented cast, as a parent I find the plot to be a subtle awakening and an ode to the fact that there really is such a thing as a "secret life of a teenager" — I would know, I was one.
And while I never suffered from teenage depression and for the most part skated through high school unaffected — or indifferent — to its social pressures, I think it's important to acknowledge that it is very real.
'13 Reasons Why' season one tells the story of teenage Hannah Baker whose high school life is a series of unfortunate events, including being a victim of gossip, body shaming, bullying and rape. She eventually commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes which she believes explains why she chose to end her life.
While the plot is very dramatic, and for the most part unrealistic, it does tell the story of how our choices impact each other's lives directly or indirectly and how the unknown consequences can be a catalyst for the greater good or greater evil.