Over the past few years, mental health has become a trending topic in traditional and modern media.

Netflix has taken this conversation to the next level by creating a TV show based around a teenage suicide called 13 Reasons Why. Communications Manager for the Cochrane Timiskaming Canadian Mental Health Association branch Andreanna Denis says the show has gotten some scrutiny from mental health organizations because it does pose some issues for youth.

Denis says mental health professionals say the series opens up some very serious topics including suicide and bullying.

She says the show could have sent out the same message, but in a different way.