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September 21, 2017

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Posted 5/4/17

Helping the community talk about "13 Reasons Why"

Woman with head down as she deals with depressionThe Gloversville Enlarged School District wants our school community to be aware of the popular Netflix original series "13 Reasons Why." Because of the sensitive nature of the series, we want you to be aware of what your child may be being exposed to.

The fictional drama is a cautionary tale about a young girl's suicide as told through the tapes she leaves behind. It also covers other sensitive topics as the show progresses. We have compiled some resources below to help parents and community members navigate conversations with their kids about these difficult subjects.

RESOURCES

Teen Suicide Prevention

"13 Reasons Why" Talking Points

Considerations for Educators

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP PLEASE CONTACT:

Catherine Hammons - GMS Social Worker: (518) 775-5720 Ext. 2089

Chuck Niles - GHS Social Worker: (518) 775-5710 Ext. 1061

St. Mary’s Hospital: (518) 842-1900

The Family Counseling Center: (518) 725-4310

Four Winds: (518) 584-3600

St. Mary’s Mental Health Hotline: (518) 842-9111

National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 1 (800) 273-TALK (www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org)

The toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in our national network. These centers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and mental health referrals.