In a new Netflix show based on Jay Asher's novel, 13 Reasons Why, is drawing a lot of attention. Some of the attention in the form of the Anoka-Hennepin School District which sent a letter home to parents concerning the show.
“While the show is compelling and dramatic, the concern many of us that work with children share is that it does not accurately model what we would want or hope individuals to do if they are struggling or are in crisis,”
The show is about at teen who ends her life and then leaves behind the "13 Reasons Why" in a series of tapes, laying some of the blame on her classmates. Critics would like to address all the options that kids have when dealing with hard times.
People who praise the show think it's taking away the stigma around not talking about suicide and are bringing it to light. Making the conversation about the topic easier.
If you or anyone you know needs help call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat online here.
13 Reasons Why has compiled a list of resources as well.