Mental Health Organizations Announce "13 Reasons Why" Toolkit Ahead of Season 2

Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' addresses suicide controversy Me Too movement in Season 2

Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' addresses suicide controversy Me Too movement in Season 2

After the tale of teen suicide of Hannah Baker (portrayed by Katherine Langford) propelled the astute first season to cultural phenom status and corresponding controversy, the 13-episode Season 2 tumbles into the tropes of courtroom drama and topical preaching. "Thank you so much for talking to me, '" Li said.

While we are unaware of any specific incidents related to this series, we want to let you know that we will continue to do everything we can to support student mental health and well-being needs.

TSPN wishes to note that the portrayal of suicide in the mass media has been connected to increased incidents of suicide, especially if these portrayals are not accompanied by notices about available suicide prevention and/or mental health resources that viewers/readers can contact if they themselves are suicidal or severely depressed.

Rates of suicide attempts and ideation also doubled in only 10 years, according to new research from Vanderbilt University.

"One in three girls and one in five boys will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes".

"That way you can at least try to have informed and constructive discussions with them about the content".

In several states, including Colorado and MI, schools sent emails to parents warning them to be sure their children were prepared for the season debut.

"Themes of suicide, sexual assault and bullying are confronting and as the email states we "also appreciate that the [first] series resonated with young people and provided an opportunity for them to discuss a subject most often hard or discouraged".

While the show resonated with younger audiences (becoming the network's most tweeted about show) and was a ratings success, it also received global backlash from mental health organizations, school administrations and parents.

The email further acknowledged parents could be concerned about how to respond to the issues raised, and provided links to helpful resources.

Finally, and most importantly, Dr Reidenberg says that what Netflix is doing right is opening up dialogues about mental health - and parents and educators should welcome that.

'The way in which they presented things was really as good as it could be, and that captured people.

Through the Key To Life Charitable Trust and speaking in schools he had found the last series had a positive impact on young people.

The Foundation also acknowledges most viewers are not vulnerable and will not need extra support after watching the show.

There is a caveat to that advice, however: 'For those who are vulnerable - perhaps struggling with a mental health issue, or who have a history of depression - watching it could be traumatic and triggering, ' he says.

If you are anxious about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider.

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