Season 2 is set within the courtroom and will look at school liability and who was at fault for Hannah’s suicide. Educate yourself. Suicide prevention needs to be widely known. Reach out and be informed. It’s time to start having the right discussions, because people are already talking.
Suicide Prevention Allies is encouraging adults to monitor youth who are watching this show and have safe discussions around the content depicted. Season 2 depicts a graphic sexual assault and a near school shooting event.
SPA would like to remind adults and youth that this show is meant for entertainment and is not education. We highly encourage adults to engage youth in open and accurate conversations around how to prevent, mitigate, and alert adults to the situations depicted in the show. We do not encourage youth to mirror the actions of the actors who are playing roles. We know that youth will probably be intrigued and may want to watch the show, we want to share a few talking points and encourage safe discussion and messaging in regards to the controversial content it depicts, especially that related to Suicide.
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or actions, know you are not alone. Suicide is a complex issue and we want you to know there are resources that are freely available. You can reach a trained volunteer that will talk with you, free of judgement, about whatever you may be struggling with at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255).
You can also text ARK to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.
Or, if you or others are at immediate risk, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
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