13 Reasons Why
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:00 AM

Friday, May 18, 2018, Netflix will be releasing the second season of the controversial show “13 Reasons Why.” The content deals with issues of suicide, rape, bullying, drunk driving, and other sensitive topics. We understand that students are curious about these topics and that viewing this show is compelling for many teens and pre-teens.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) does not recommend the viewing of this series for vulnerable populations, particularly those struggling with suicidal ideation, depression, or anxiety. NASP has also provided resources and guides for educators and families so that they may engage in dialogue around the sensitive topics for students who choose to watch and to be aware of any concerns that may arise for students after viewing “13 Reasons Why.”

All our staff is supportive of students. If you need support around any of these topics we ask that you reach out to Carolyn Cottingham and Marie Hassel, our school counselors, and also Annie Loch and Cassie Zonnefeld, our school social workers. 

Thank you,

Erin Rathke