13 Reasons Why
Netflix launched 13 Reasons Why (13RY), a TV series based on a popular novel of the same name. The fictional story is cautionary tale of a young girl’s suicide, and covers other sensitive subject matter as the series progresses. We have not wanted to raise awareness of the this new Netflix series however we feel it’s important for parents and school officials to be prepared to speak with students or teens who have or are watching this show.
In response to the series, JED and SAVE developed talking points to assist parents, teachers, and other gatekeepers in talking to youth about suicide as it relates to the situational drama that unfolds in this series.