IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NYS OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH RELATED TO "13 REASONS WHY"

Modified: May 2, 2017 10:00am

Many students are watching a new Netflix series called "13 Reasons Why". This series is about teen suicide. It is very graphic, suggestive and sensationalizes the suicide of a teenage girl. Research shows that the risk of suicide increases among vulnerable persons when they are exposed to such content. Attached is a Talking Tips sheet to help you discuss the series with your child. Please reach out to the school counseling staff for additional support. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with thoughts of suicide please call the local hotline for Erie County, Spectrum CARES (Crisis Stabilization Emergency Services) if under 18 years of age. https://www.jedfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/13RW-Talking-Po...

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Department of Mental Health
Edward A Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Room 1237
Buffalo, New York 14202