Important Information Regarding Netflix Series, "13 Reasons Why"
Avon Lake High School would like to take this opportunity to make you aware that there is a recently released series on Netflix called “13 Reasons Why” that explores the topic of youth suicide, but does so in a way that is concerning. The show is trending nationally, and locally. It is a 13-hour series depicting strong and graphic themes of suicide, bullying, sexual assault, drug use, and other social issues. Counseling experts across the country are offering tips regarding viewing the show and addressing it with children. We would like to share a few with you.
Check it out yourself, do some reading, and watch an episode to be aware of the issues in the show.
If your teenager is watching it, take the time to have a conversation about the content, possibly watching together. Watch their reactions to the show while watching it.
Experts feel the series may be romanticizing suicide and not encouraging teenagers to seek help from family or counselors.
Please consider reading and sharing the following resources:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK or text 741741. Prevention, awareness and support is available at suicide.org. Our counselors also are available should any students need to talk.
We thank you for your support.
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