Suicide Prevention Experts Warn Parents About Netflix's 13 Reasons Why

In this issue we offer parents valuable information about the popular series.  It has definitely opened doors for conversation among young people about suicide and mental health; however in some cases the risks don't out wiegh the benefit. Read the opinions of experts in suicide prevention and mental health.

Teen Suicide Prevention

In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide.  Encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety is provided. It includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe. Things can get better.
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Does 13 Reasons Why Glamorize Suicide?
The streamed television series  13 Reasons Why  is Netflix's newest hit program.

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How to Talk to Your Teen 
About "13 Reasons Why"
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Don't be afraid to have a conversation with your children, one expert says.  




13 Reasons - Why Teens Are
 Calling Our Crisis Line
Suicide is not a solution. It's a tragic choice that can be influenced by group behavior. Since the controversial series "13 Reasons Why" first aired on Netflix six weeks ago, the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has helped 39 vulnerable young people who mentioned the series during their calls or chats. 

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