important Parent Info: “13 Reasons Why”

13 Reasons

Important info for parents:

There is a new series that premiered March 31 on Netflix called “13 Reasons Why”, which is based on the book written by Jay Asher in 2007.  The fictional story follows the life of a teenage girl who left behind 13 mysterious audio recordings after killing herself.  The recordings are addressed to people she feels played a role in her decision to end her life.

While the plot can lead to insightful discussions at home and at school, it could also lead to feelings that can be concerning.  Be aware if your child begins spending more time alone, is becoming more secretive or if they have a history of non-suicidal self-injury such as cutting.  As always, if you have any concerns, please reach out to any of the following-

Seymour Smith:

Elizabeth Murray (518) 398-3000 x3102


Stissing Mountain:

Jessica Wisniewski 518-398-7181 x1331

Jack Edwards 518-398-7181 x1332

Patricia DeCato 518-397-7181 x1323


Dutchess County Help Line 845-485-9700

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