May 30, 2017
Resources compiled by Lee Ann Phillips, Center Manager, Trauma Informed Oregon
We at Trauma Informed Oregon want to acknowledge the important conversations around the message and potential impact of 13 Reasons Why, a series on Netflix that depicts a suicide death as well as other difficult topics that youth can experience. Some suicide prevention experts have been concerned about the potential risks posed by the sensationalized treatment of youth suicide in this series. We suggest having a dialogue with youth and the adults who support them to provide context and understanding around safe messaging. We have compiled a list of resources you may find helpful as you are navigating this important topic. Stay tuned for our September Newsletter that will be focused on Suicide Prevention.
- Health Officials from OHA urge parents and families to talk about suicide and emotional distress
- “13 Reasons Why” poses risks to Oregon youth by Ajit Jetmalani, M.D. , Kyle P. Johnson, M.D., Keith Cheng, M.D.
- Young Adults Explained (in 90 seconds) by Youth MOVE Oregon
- 13 talking Points by Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (here’s a link to the Spanish version)
- Suicide Prevention after “13 Reasons Why”
- “13 Reasons Why” Resource Sheet from Youth MOVE National
If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), En español: 1-888-628-9454, Text “273TALK” to 839863, or online at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
For Youth: Oregon Youthline http://oregonyouthline.org/ or call 877-968-8491 or text “teen2teen” to 839863