13 Reasons Why was meant to address rape culture and suicide – but did it?

In order for a teenage girl to go through that much pain and suffering, she would have been going through a lot more than bullying. Yes, her friends could have done their part to help her and perhaps they didn’t, but it’s the problem of a society that stigmatises mental health and blames rape victims, and they focused too strongly on the Veronica Mars inspired crime-noir detective aspect instead of really breaking that down.