While the film was clearly created to be a satire, the portrayal of teen suicide would likely not be seen as so comedic in society today.
Aside from old movies and the recent gamification of suicide, the release of other forms of entertainment on the subject may also be contributing to the “suicide culture.” Some media representations have even arguably suggested that suicide is sometimes warranted.
Let them know you are there to listen, you won’t judge them, and there are treatment options available to help.
Stay involved in their lives and be a support system and positive influence.
While this may not seem like a large increase based on the number difference, it is actually a rise of 24 percent.