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Date: 5/14/2018 1:33:28 PM

Season 2 - 13 Reasons Why

With the quickly approaching release of Season 2 of Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why, we hope to equip you with multiple resources to help prepare youth, school staff, parents, and families. Season 2 debuts this Friday, May 18, 2018.

Netflix has responded to the outcry that followed Season 1 with a website that features many resources for youth who are struggling. This includes the custom message “REASON” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 (Wisconsin’s “HOPELINE”) for free, confidential, 24/7 support and the promotion of 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Here is a blog from Netflix’s VP of Original Series, Brian Wright, where he discusses the ways in which the series creators and Netflix are addressing viewer concerns. this message from the cast will be placed before every episode that may be triggering for the new season.

A discussion guide has been created for Season 1 that contains an overview of the show, suggestions for addressing difficult topics with young people, and ideas to start the conversation. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the American Association of Suicidology have contributed to this guide along with experts from other leading organizations including:

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) compiled a list of the most common questions from parents, schools, media, and community leaders, with resources to help talk about the 13RW series and suicide risk and prevention.

The Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention uses this framework for safe and successful suicide prevention messaging. Additionally, here are the best practice recommendations for reporting on suicide.

The Jed Foundation and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) put together these talking points for the 13RW series.

AFSP'S Dr. Christine Moutier spoke with Mashable about Season 2 of 13RW, and was quoted in this article on their website.

MHA’s Paul Gionfriddo posted a blog last May, 13 Resources for “13 Reasons Why” Conversations, following a Facebook live conversation about the first season of 13RW and suicide prevention resources.

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has compiled a collection of resources to help inform and support students and families.

ASCA Facebook Live 34 minute webinar on preparing for 13 Reasons Why Season 2

ASCA 13 Reasons Why Resources Collection

ASCA 13 Reasons Why 1-pager for school staff and parents

ASCA 13 Reasons Why addressing the issues with a comprehensive school counseling model

Please share these resources widely to ensure that people have the tools to have healthy conversations about mental health and suicide.