Thirteen Reasons Why Resources

Below are some resources for teens and parents relating to the issues brought up in Thirteen Reasons Why.

National Alliance of Mental Illness NAMI is a nationwide grassroots mental health organization. Helpline: 1-800-950-6264

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 The Trevor Project is a national organization determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth. 24/7 Help: 1-866-488-7386 RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Sexual assault is a major theme in both the book and TV adaptation. Get Help: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) National Eating Disorders Association Did you know that eating disorders are mental illnesses? Helpline: 1-800-931-2237 NIDA The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides information on what to do if you or someone you know has a problem with drugs. Need Help NOW? 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Erika’s Lighthouse This Chicago-area nonprofit organization educates teens, parents, and schools. They’ve created a toolkit specifically to address issues raised by 13 Reasons Why. The goal of International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is to ensure that 100% of the 350 million people affected by depression seek and receive treatment. This nonprofit delivers peer support and mental health information in a safe, supportive online space. HELP NOW: 1-800-448-3000 To Write Love On Her Arms This movement is dedicated to presenting hope and help for people who struggle with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Here’s their blog post in response to 13 Reasons Why. What’s Your Grief? Health professionals who dealt with the loss of loved ones started this site to promote grief education, exploration, and expression.

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