Teen Suicide Prevention

The popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" chronicles the suicide of a high school junior. The tape recordings she left behind blame 13 others for their role in her suicide.

Teens and parents may ask their family physician for guidance about watching this show and about how to prevent teen suicide in their families and communities.

The AAFP's patient education website, familydoctor.org(familydoctor.org), contains several resources for patients and parents:

Watch the video from Dr. John Meigs, Jr., MD

 

 


Read Dr. Meigs' post in AAFP's Leader Voices blog.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255

Available 24 hours every day