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Professional school counselors everywhere proudly share the same simple vision — to prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s adults. School counselors are committed to helping students understand that the choices they make now will affect their educational and career options in the future. We are sincerely invested in helping all students reach their academic, college and career, and social and emotional potential. This website is designed to provide information on programming and services provided by our school counselors.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question.  We are here to help.

 
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"13 Reasons Why "
The Netflix television series "13 Reasons Why," based on a young adult novel of the same name, tells the story of a high school student who commits suicide.
 
The show’s content is extremely graphic, with disturbing scenes in each episode which may be difficult for impressionable minds to watch and process in a healthy way. The series includes the following shortcomings:
  • There is no mention of behavioral health or treatment options
  • The notion of suicide is glamorized
  • There are no examples of help-seeking by the teens portrayed in the program
  • There are several scenes depicting serious trauma, in which the teens do not seek help or resources, including rape, bullying, alcoholism and suicide
  • The graphic portrayal of Hannah’s actual suicide was unnecessary and potentially harmful to young people facing challenges 
Because of the show's popularity, and its depiction of suicide as a viable or romanticized option, we encourage parents to talk to children about the show and about its complicated issues.
 
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, get help
Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT): (844) 732-6228
National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text "START" to 741741 
 
Below are some resources to help parents discuss these issues with their children. 
 
Tips for Parents (American Society for Suicide Prevention)
Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents and Educators (National Association of School Psychologists) 
 
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