The show, "13 Reasons Why", tells the story of a high school student who struggles through bullying and other problems before committing suicide, which is depicted in detail in the course of the show.
Some school boards are warning parents to be on the lookout for a new television series that deals with a particularly troubling subject.
"I think it does glorify it a little bit, the way they portrayed the videos, or the tapes", Lueck said. Talk about it. I think education is really important and it is a platform that needs to be expanded.
"Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can kill you", Jones said. "What it is talking about it and if they have seen it, talk about it". While the show is based on a book of the same name written for young adults, it clearly targets a different and older audience. But, the timing matches and several of the kids have mentioned seeing the show. It doesn't offer enough warnings about what is going to unfold and it doesn't provide enough access to suicide prevention resources. If your child is watching it, please take the time to have conversations about the content or possibly watch the show together so that you can be there to facilitate those conversations and answer any questions they may have. Call (800) 273-8255 or text 741-741 for help. Dane County has a crisis line at 608-280-2600.
During season one, the present and the past were interlaced so that Hannah was able to tell her own story to us all through the medium of the tapes, so the next season could see her crop up in flashbacks - perhaps even from the perspective of the other characters. She says if parents watch with their children, "It could be a way to open up conversations about suicide to keep kids safe, for if they have people reach out to them, and connect with them, help them work through these hard times".
When Curtis, who is also a fashion blogger, chose to watch Netflix's new series 13 Reasons Why, she never expected she'd be so critical of it.
Also, it's looking good that Ross Butler aka Zach has decided not to return to Riverdalefor a second series, because that means he probably needs to be free for season 2 of 13 Reasons Why. "If they (teenagers) do have thoughts of suicide and depression reach out for help". Why would a show revolving around the sensitivity of suicide showcase graphic scenery that could potentially trigger viewers watching? I know a few people who watched it and had to shut it off due to the severity of some of the scenes.
Youth who need someone to talk to regarding mental health are asked to seek help as soon as possible.