Responding to Netflix's 13 Reasons Why: Recommendations for School Personnel

May 31, 2017

Suicide prevention experts have raised numerous concerns about the television program “13 Reasons Why.” The program depicts the struggles of an adolescent named Hannah who dies by suicide. Many viewers have been binge watching the program which can increase the intensity of their experience. This webinar outlines those concerns and provide practical information for how school personnel can respond to support students who have or are currently viewing the program and provide them with accurate information about suicide and sources of assistance. Specific recommendations for parents and the appropriate ages for youth viewing the program are also shared.

Presented By:

Dr. Scott Poland Scott Poland, Ed.D, is professor at NSU's College of Psychology. He is a nationally recognized expert on youth violence, suicide intervention, and self-injury.

Kathy Espinoza Kathy Espinoza is the Assistant VP of Ergonomics and Safety at Keenan & Associates and a prinicipal architect of the Keenan SafeSchool and SafeColleges training program.