Youth and Suicide in American Cinema: Context, Causes, and Consequences

1  Introduction 

2  Youth, Film, Culture, and Society 

3  Youth Film and Adolescent Experiences

4  Away from Reactive Prescriptions

5  Toward a Proactive Approach and Practice: A Media Literacy Strategy

6  Theoretical Bricolage and Suicide

7  The Etiology of Suicide in Youth Film

8  Before, During, and After a Suicide

9  A Foil and a Game Changer: Archie’s Final Project

10  A Conundrum Evolving: 13 Reasons Why

11 Strain in Social Relationships Around Suicide

12 Recurrent Life Themes

13 Conclusion: The Bigger Picture