13 Reasons Why
Although this is a sensationalized account of a popular novel, the series provides a vehicle to consider important issues about the vulnerability of teenagers, the acute emotions they feel and must navigate, and how adults and students in their lives can sometimes completely miss cries for help, or even worse, contribute to the pain of these vulnerable teens. -Ari Bennett, Principal, Polytechnic High School
Talking Guides about 13 Reason Why
Parent Letter Templates
- SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) - 13RW Tip Sheet
- Teen Line – 13 Reasons Why Help for Parents and Educators
- NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) – “13 Reasons Why” Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators
EMERGENCY INFORMATION / After Hours Services
If you need IMMEDIATE help, call 911.
For a psychiatric emergency, contact the Department of Mental Health 24-hour ACCESS Center at (800) 854-7771.
- Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline (877) 727-4747 (24 hours)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255) (24 hours)
- Trevor Lifeline (866) 488-7386 (24 hours)
- Teen Line (800) 852-8336 (6pm-10pm daily)
- Crisis Text Line – 24/7, free confidential crisis support, all by text message. Text LA to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor.
- Crisis Chat (11am-11pm, daily) www.crisischat.org/chat
- Teen Line - text “TEEN” to 839863
· National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (800) 950-NAMICommunity Based Resources211 – Bilingual call specialists are available 24 hours/day to help citizens navigate community, social, health and government services in Los Angeles County.
healthycity.org – Healthy City is an information and action resource for service referrals and social change. Healthy City provides data and mapping tools to help you build a better community. The Healthy City team also partners directly with organizations to develop research strategies and web tools that fuel social change.School Mental Health Resource Guide of Agencies and Social Services – SMH Resource Guide is an extensive list of community based resources in the Greater Los Angeles area. Included in the guide is contact information for the following types of resources: Basic Needs/Emergency; Child Care; Gang Prevention/Intervention; Grief/Loss; Hotlines; LAUSD; Legal/Advocacy; Medical; Mental Health; Parenting; Shelter/Housing; Substance Abuse; Tutoring/Education; and Vocational.
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