13 Reasons Why

SPRC has received many questions about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why (13RW). We list the most common questions from parents, schools, media, and community leaders below, with resources to help you talk about the series and suicide risk and prevention.

If you are thinking of hurting yourself, or if you are concerned that someone you know may be suicidal, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 or visiting https://988lifeline.org/.

Why is there concern about the series?

I am a parent. How do I talk with my child about 13RW?

I work with students. What can schools do to keep students safe?

I work in the media. How do I talk about 13RW in my article or reporting?

I lead suicide prevention efforts in my community. How should I address 13RW?