13 Reasons Why, A Message From the Ardsley SAYF Coalition

The new season of 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix show, will be released tomorrow, Friday, May 18th. As with season one, we know many teens will be watching the show.  With this in mind, we wanted to provide you with some resources to help you discuss the topic of the show with your child. The information below has been provided by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has designed a new page on their website,  https://afsp.org/13reasonswhy , where you can learn more about the series.  On their webpage, you will find resources for schools, parents and young adults, a list of helpful AFSP materials, and the 13RY Resource Guide they worked with Netflix on to produce.

AFSP Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christine Moutier, will also be featured in the Beyond the Reasons “after show” which will air at the end of the final episode of the season.  In this discussion, Christine, along with the show’s producers, cast and other expert organizations, will address some of the tough issues tackled during Season 2.  They will focus their attention on help seeking, hope and recovery; and on furthering understanding of mental health and suicide prevention.

Another good resource is AFSP’s newly developed “Teens and Suicide: What Parents Should Know” web page, which contains helpful information and guidance in question and answer format on how to have a conversation with a teen or young adult about mental health and suicide prevention.

Another resource for you can be The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.  The Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255,   https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

We hope you find this information to be helpful.


The Members of The

Ardsley SAYF Coalition


The Ardsley SAYF Coalition consists of community members dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Ardsley's youth. Our vision is to create a community where our youth have the tools and the confidence needed to make healthy substance-free decisions for themselves. The Ardsley SAYF Coalition is a member of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America).