13 Reasons Why

The fact that popular culture has increasingly been raising the topic of suicide tells us that the subject is on people’s minds. At AFSP, we have decided to take part in the discussion – to help lead it – and to use it as a powerful moment within the national conversation to share what we know: the common risk factors and warning signs everyone should be familiar with; that the best way to talk to someone you’re concerned about is to be compassionate and direct; strategies for having a conversation with those who are struggling; and how to connect them to help. It is our hope that by sharing accurate information, we may guide others in understanding their role in mental health and suicide prevention. Click on the header image above to view the 13 Reasons Why Discussion Guide, and find additional videos and resources below.

Resources for 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why Discussion Guide

The Resource Guide that AFSP has contributed to along with experts from other leading organizations, in which the focus is on providing guidance on mental health and suicide prevention for 13RY viewers. In the Resource Guide, you will see links to the AFSP Talk Saves Lives video, afsp.org and afsp.org/find-support for loss survivors and those who are struggling.

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Tips for Parents Talking with Their Children about 13 Reasons Why and Suicide

Not sure how to talk with your child about 13 Reasons Why? Be prepared with these helpful tips.

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Some Thoughts about the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why

The show 13 Reasons Why offers an opportunity to learn more about suicide and how its portrayal in popular culture can have lasting effects. Here’s what you need to know.

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Netflix shares '13 Reasons Why' survey, will further resources for Season 2

Dr. Christine Moutier speaks with Mashable about Season 2 of 13RY.

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A Conversation About 13 Reasons Why

Netflix’s VP of Original Series, Brian Wright, discusses the ways in which the series creators, as well as Netflix themselves, are approaching and addressing viewer concerns.

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Teens and Suicide: What Parents Should Know

As a parent, you can approach suicide prevention in the same way you do other safety or health issues for your children. By educating yourself, you can learn what puts kids at greatest risk for suicide – and what protects them most strongly.

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