Young girl upset after watching 13 reasons why

Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’ season two returns with help-seeking information

17-May-2018

The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why returns to Netflix on 18 May 2018 with information about where viewers can find help. The series, which follows the fictional story of a teenager who died by suicide, was criticised last year for the way it portrayed suicide and not offering any support for viewers.

In recent months, mental health advocates from Mindframe and headspace have been working behind the scenes to make sure that Netflix viewers have access to help-seeking information and support services. In response, Netflix has launched a new 13 Reasons Why website that has a discussion guide on depression, bullying, self-harm and suicide. The website also has region-specific links to support services for young people.

Tailored resources from headspace for parents and schools will provide information on how to have safe conversations about the show. The resources will be available on the 13 Reasons Why website and the headspace website just before the launch of the show.

Netflix will also include a warning and help-seeking information before and after the show. In Australia, most media outlets display support services and helplines at the end of a television show or news reports that address mental health. This is considered best practice and is outlined in Mindframe’s media guidelines.

For youth and parents, key national youth support services include:

Youth 24/7 Crisis Support – Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Online Clinical support and information – headspace 1800 650 890

Mental Health Information for young people and families – Reachout

 

For adults, key national 24/7 support services include:

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

MensLine Australia 1300 789 978

Lifeline 13 11 14

beyondblue 1300 224 636

 

For digital mental health – Head to Health