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:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available 24 hours every day
Recommended Resources from Other Organizations
American Psychiatric Association
The JED Foundation
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)