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‘13 Reasons Why’ Netflix Series Resources

You may or may not have heard some of the controversy about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”. This series has caught the attention of many mental health professionals nationwide. The purpose behind the book (which the Netflix series is based off) is to bring attention to suicide and have youth seek help if they have suicidal thoughts. It can be especially provoking for those already struggling with depression and other mental health issues. For resources, check out these links:

 

A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health (AFSP/ASCA/NASP) (Webinar)
·         Tips for Parents for Talking with their Children about 13 Reasons Why and Suicide (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
·         Briefing in Connection with the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why (International Association for Suicide Prevention)
·          13 Reasons Why Talking Points (The Jed Foundation/Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)

From Other Mental Health/Professional Organizations
·          13 Mental Health Questions about 13 Reasons Why (American Psychiatric Association)
·          13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: How School Counselors Can Help (American School Counselor Association)
·          13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators (National Association of School Psychologists)
·          13 Ways to Continue the Conversation about 13 Reasons Why (Active Minds)

Other Related Resources
·         National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
·          The Trevor Lifeline (The Trevor Project)
·         SPRC Web Page for Suicide Prevention in Schools (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)
·         Information for Parents webpage (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide)
·          Not my Kid: What Parents Should Know about Teen Suicide (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide) (Video)
·          Action Alliance Framework for Successful Messaging (National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention)
·          Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide (various)