Kay Warren, the wife of Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, recently did a radio interview with Frank Sontag which was aired on The Christian Outlook about  the popular–and controversial–Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” and the topic of suicide which the show addresses.

Rick and Kay Warren know firsthand the grief that accompanies losing a loved one to suicide. Their own son, Matthew, took his own life when he was 27.

The Christian Outlook host asks Kay Warren in the interview whether she thinks “13 Reasons Why” is a “healthy look at the issue of suicide.”

The show follows the story of a teen girl who took her own life. Each episode looks back over the girl’s life and, from her perspective, highlights one of the 13 reasons she committed suicide.

Warren responds to the question of whether the show is a healthy portrayal of such a serious issue by noting that she is grateful that the creators of the show decided to address such a heavy issue, but she fears the show has “romanticized or glamorized” suicide, which may make it more appealing to teens and young adults.

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source: Christian Headlines

Veronica Neffinger

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