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Three mental health professionals will provide and overview of the topics that are graphically depicted in the show. They’ll also address the positive and negative effects this series has had on our nation’s youth.

Parents Guide to "13 Reasons Why" Focus on the Family

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Three mental health professionals will provide and overview of the topics that are graphically depicted in the show. They’ll also address the positive and negative effects this series has had on our nation’s youth.

    13 Reasons Why Episode 1: Overview

    13 Reasons Why Episode 1: Overview

    When Netflix released their program 13 Reasons Why, it became a mega-hit with teens almost immediately. It was a frank, realistic portrayal of the dark and frightening issues our kids are dealing with. In this first episode of A Parents Guide to 13 Reasons Why podcast series, three mental health professionals will provide and overview of the topics that are graphically depicted in the show. They'll also address the positive and negative effects this series has had on our nation's youth.

    • 6 min
    13 Reasons Why Episode 2: Bullying

    13 Reasons Why Episode 2: Bullying

    "13 Reasons Why" has gained a lot of traction among young viewers. And it's opening up conversations to dig into more sensitive topics with our teens. The show's main character was bullied by her classmates, which resulted in disastrous circumstances. On today's episode, we address bullying, the impact it can have on your teen, and ways you can help him or her deal with it.

    • 16 min
    13 Reasons Why Episode 3: Self-Injury

    13 Reasons Why Episode 3: Self-Injury

    The Netflix program "13 Reasons Why" is very popular among teen viewers. While that's concerning, it does have an upside. The series is allowing us as parents to delve into more delicate topics with our teens and pre-teens. One of those topics is self-injury. It's reported that 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males will engage in this harmful practice. Today's episode explores the dark world of self-injury – what it is and why kids are doing it. We also want to equip you to look for warning signs and provide ways you can help your kids learn to better manage their emotions.

    • 18 min
    13 Reasons Why Episode 4: Sexting

    13 Reasons Why Episode 4: Sexting

    In this podcast series, we've been talking about some poignant topics related to the popular Netflix program, "13 Reasons Why." Today's episode addresses the issue of sexting. You've probably heard that term, but we'll dig a little deeper into what it is, its prevalence, its ramifications, and how you can help your teen avoid it.

    • 16 min
    13 Reasons Why Episode 5: Rape

    13 Reasons Why Episode 5: Rape

    When Netflix released their program, "13 Reasons Why", it became a mega-hit with teens almost immediately. The series is a frank, realistic portrayal of the dark and frightening issues our kids are dealing with, one of which is rape. Believe it or not, rape and sexual assault affect our kids. In fact, 25% of high school girls – that's 1 in 4 – have been abused physically or sexually. And that number might actually be higher, as many cases go unreported. And victims aren't just girls. Boys experience this, too. Today, we're giving you some tools to help your kids reduce the risk of becoming a sexual assault victim.

    • 18 min
    13 Reasons Why Episode 6: Suicide

    13 Reasons Why Episode 6: Suicide

    This is the last in our podcast series about the Netlix hit, "13 Reasons Why". We've covered the most difficult topics addressed in season one, including bullying, self-harm and sexting. They all lead up to today's subject – suicide. In the show, the culmination of events led the main character to this drastic outcome. But there are ways to prevent it. Today, we'll give you some tools and resources to offer hope.

    • 18 min

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