The second season of the provocative 13 Reasons Why Netflix series was released last week, and although it’s not getting nearly as much attention as the first season, it is still filled with controversy, risk taking behaviors, and guns (lots of guns). After learning a lesson from last season, this season starts with a substantial trigger warning and ends with another gut-wrenching, hard-to-watch sexual assault scene (and another scene that hit a little too close to home, leaving Netflix to cancel the premiere event). Where suicide was the focus of the first season, this season focuses a little more on gun violence. So, in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 1st (#WearOrange) we’re going to talk a little about guns.
Around 1.2 billion people, or 1 in 6 of the world’s population, are adolescents aged 10 to 19. The World Health Organization just released data looking at the top causes of death of teens around the world. Here’s the top causes for teen males and females throughout the world (some of these may surprise you):