13 Reasons Why -- book, video seriesThere has been a lot of concern about the book and recently-released video series called 13 Reasons Why. The story involves many mature topics that are not appropriate for elementary age children. Below is information and tips that may help you in determining if this book or video series is appropriate for your children and talking points if you decide to read or watch together.
- National Association of School Psychologists: Considerations for Educators and Families
- Tips for Parents from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- 13 Reasons Why Talking Points
- Crisis Information links
- JED -- Young Adult Mental Health Resource Center for Emotional Health and Well-Being
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