As you may be aware the latest Netflix series, ’13 Reasons Why’ has just released season 2.
This show is graphic and propagates ideas that could put young viewers at risk. The portrayal of characters is problematic and information is inaccurate and unhelpful. The creators of this show did not adequately consult suicide prevention groups, despite the second series displaying warning signs on the advice of metal illness organisations.
Parents need to be made aware of the content of this show and the dangerous implications it can have on young people. Unfortunately, the show romanticises suicide by portraying the main character as living on after death through narration, written notes and recorded messages.
In this Special Report, Dr Carr-Gregg highlights the areas of the show that concern the mental health community. He hopes that parents will have a conversation with their teenagers about the content, should they choose to watch it.
If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor for further information.
Here is the link to your special report :