AACAP Releases 13 Reason Why Resources

Washington, DC, May 18, 2018 – Netflix released the second season of 13 Reasons Why today, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) compiled resources in response. Season one controversially and graphically covered the topics of suicide, bullying, violence, and more. While it helped begin much needed conversations on these important topics, we support including mental health, parental and adult guidance, as well as how to seek help in these discussions for more positive responses. For this reason, we offer the following resources in hopes of helping children and families at the time of season two’s release.

13 Reasons Why Resources

AACAP Resources:

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For more information, visit AACAP’s website. For questions, please contact AACAP’s Communications Department at communications@aacap.org.


The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry promotes the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are the leading physician authority on children’s mental health. For more information, please visit www.aacap.org