Netflix’s recent hit, 13 Reasons Why is a cautionary tale of teen depression, sexual assault, and eventual death by suicide. There has been controversy over the 13 episode series with some critics claiming that it glamorizes teen suicide, fails to illustrate how to find help for those topical teen issues, and disagree with its graphical portrayal of violent scenes. However, some contend that it brings up necessary, if serious, topics we should be discussing with our teens that can be helpful if done in the right way. Here are articles with different resources and conversation starters with 13 perspectives on “13 Reasons Why”, including the first one written by Bark board member Carrie Goldman.
13 Perspectives on “13 Reasons Why”
- Huffington Post: The Disturbing Reason Teens Are Playing “13 Reasons Why” on Snapchat
- Rolling Stones: Does “13 Reasons Why” Glamorize Teen Suicide?
- CNN: Why Teen Mental Health Experts are Focused on “13 Reasons Why”
- Chicago Tribune: “13 Reasons Why”: Addressing the Controversy as a Critic — and a Parent
- Savvy Cyber Kids: Are You Watching “13 Reasons Why”? Your Kids Are
- Still Buffering Podcast: How to 13 Reasons Why
- Psychology Today: 13 Reasons Why: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- People: How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide and Bullying After Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”
- NPR: Facts About Teens, Suicide And “13 Reasons Why”
- NAMI: “13 Reasons Why” Hurts Vulnerable Teens
- Save.org: “Thirteen Reasons Why” Talking Points
- Houstonian Online: 13 Things To Learn from “13 Reasons Why”
- Fox News: Bullying: The forgotten lesson in “13 Reasons Why”