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.


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

For Peers: contains links to warmlines in every state. If you don’t like the phone, check out Lifeline Crisis Chat or Crisis Text Line.

For Youth: Oregon Youthline or call 877-968-8491 or text “teen2teen” to 839863

For LGBTQ: Trevor Project at (866) 488-7386, is a 24-hour toll-free suicide hotline or Trans Lifeline at 1–877–565–8860.