Recently, you may have heard information regarding the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, a fictional story that showcases a young adolescent’s suicide and her 13 reasons for ending her life. On May 18, 2018 the second seasons of this series aired on Netflix.
It is important to understand the concerns surrounding these types of programs. Some individuals may take away a disturbing message that presents suicide as an acceptable solution. For vulnerable youth, viewingcontent of this manner may elevate their risk.
Knowing how to talk with your children and/or friends about such subject matter is extremely important. The links below will provide you with some tips for talking with adolescents about this series.
Tips for Parents - 13 Reasons Why
13 Reasons Why Guidance
Any suicidal behavior is potentially life-threatening and should be taken seriously.
The link below will direct you to a listing of suicide prevention resources.
Suicide Prevention Resources