headspace School Support has received a growing number of concerns from schools and parents across Australia about the recently aired Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
The series, which depicts a young woman who suicides after outlining 13 ‘reasons’ for her death, has divided opinion in Australia. While some people believe the show allows for authentic conversations about suicide, others believe the show exposes viewers to harmful suicide messages and imagery.

COGSO shares the concerns expressed by youth mental health services about the potential risk the series poses to the wellbeing of young people. As many young people are currently watching the series, it is important that parents and teachers are aware of the risks associated with the content, and are prepared to discuss these with young people.

How to talk to your child about 13 Reasons Why (13RW)?