Series sets off alarm bells

NATIONAL youth mental health foundation headspace has urged school communities and parents to be aware of the risks associated with young people who have been exposed to “confronting” new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

The series – which debuted in Australia in late March and is currently streaming on Netflix – depicts a young woman who commits suicide.

Headspace School Support national manager Kristen Douglas said that since the series’ debut, both the national headspace School Support Program, which supports school communities in the aftermath of a suicide, and eheadspace, the national online and over-the-phone counselling service, had received a growing numbers of calls and emails directly related to the program.

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