1.) How did you hear about the show?
It popped up on my FB feed, before it came out. Then it came out and was all over everywhere.
2.) If you’re willing to share, do you suffer from a mental illness or have ever been directly affected by someone with a mental illness?
I do not, but I do have family that suffer from anxiety and depression.
3.) Have you ever been exposed to suicide on personal level?
I’ve had friends that have committed suicide, friends that have been suicidal. I’ve never personally been exposed to it as far as finding someone after or anything as bad as that.
4.) Have you already watched the show or are you considering watching it?
I’ve watched it in full.
5.) Did you have any concerns before starting it?
I was worried of how detailed they would get with certain aspects of the show.
6.) Can you elaborate that? Which aspects were you worried about?
The death scene. I was worried about how in depth they would get with the scene. I didn’t watch it the day it came out, so by the time I’d got to it, spoilers and posts had been made. They didn’t say exactly what happened but it was made clear that it showed more than just her being dead.
7.) That scene has been reported on quite a bit as almost a glamorization of suicide. Would you agree or disagree? How did the scene make you feel?
The scene broke my heart. I had to turn away before she made the first cut, but hearing her cry out in pain, and then for her to keep going through that pain made me realize just how badly she really wanted an out. And then for her mother to come in and react the way she did was almost even harder for me, as a mother. Trying to imagine going through that with any of my three had me sobbing. I couldn’t even imagine.
I don’t think it glamorized it, but I don’t think it was really necessary either.
A parents nightmare. You should never have to bury your children.
I hope and pray daily that it never happens.
There is a serious lack of mental health education in the world today and it’s just as important as common illness and diseases.
Sad… Scared… Worried for my kids and their future.
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