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13 Reasons Why – Resources for Conversation about the Netflix Series

Letter from Assistant Head for Community Life

Natalie Stothart, Assistant Head of School for Community Life

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A controversial Netflix series,13 Reasons Why is prompting schools to warn parents about the risks of teen suicide.

We know that many high school teens are watching this series and it’s important to openly talk about it with your child. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers information online about risk factors, warning signs, and where to find resources for support and treatment.

This past week, CBS news wrote an article titled, How to talk to your teen about “13 Reasons Why” which can be a good resource when talking with your teen.

“The best way to talk with your kids about what they think of the show and the topic of suicide is to listen first in a non-judgey way. Learn how to have a caring conversation. Don’t do all the talking. Ask open-ended questions like ‘What did you think of it?’ Don’t judge. And do not offer quick solutions or fixes.”

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or would like more information and resources.

Sincerely,

Natalie Stothart

Assistant Head of School for Community Life

[email protected]

 

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