The TV Series "Dead Girls Do not Lie" focuses on the suffering and suicide of a young girl and is one of the most frequently discussed formats because of the drastic and romantic way of showing them. In Germany, the first suicidal crises and even suicides are already known, which should be directly related to the series.
Therefore DGKJP and DGPPN point out the significant risks and negative consequences of the consignment. In particular mentally unstable and vulnerable young people are strongly advised against the consumption of the series.
Since March, the American TV series "Dead Girls Do not Lie" has been available in Germany. She describes in detail the incriminating circumstances to which the youthful protagonist is exposed before she finally kills herself. The girl leaves behind audiovisuals, in which she settles with individual persons who directly blames her for her suicide. The representation of the suicide itself is explicit and disturbing. The suicide is portrayed as a last resort and romanticized. The school locker of the girl is converted into a shrine by her classmates, the suicide is posthumously revaluated.
In a joint statement, DGKJP and DGPPN are clearly criticizing the TV series. Therefore, international research has clearly shown that a detailed and drastic representation of suicides can significantly increase the risk of imitating, especially in vulnerable and suicidal people( the so-called Werther effect).At the same time, the series ignores international guidelines and recommendations for the presentation of suicides in the media.
The associations are also increasingly confronted with reports of suicide attempts and completed suicide juveniles,which should be directly related to the consumption of the series. They therefore strongly advise the mentally unstable and vulnerable young people of the consumption of the series.