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Peconic Bay Medical Center: (631) 548-6000
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24 hour, 7 days a week, year round crisis care at a community based site.  
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DASH HOTLINE (24/7) (631) 952-3333
90-110 Adams Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788


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Response Hotline: 631-751-7500
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Article - Taking a Child to the Emergency Room

          Teenage Depression and Suicide - from
The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, about the suicide of a fictional high school junior named Hannah Baker, is a big hit with binge-watching teenagers. But suicide experts are concerned that the portrayal of Hannah's death may be upsetting, or even triggering, for some vulnerable adolescents. And they note that the series' main plot device — a batch of 13 tapes Hannah makes before her death, blaming people who have treated her badly — sends an unfortunate message that suicide is an effective revenge fantasy. 

Critics' responses to the series have been mixed, with some lauding it as an unflinching look at the emotional pain of bullying, slut-shaming, drugs, drunk driving, betrayal and sexual assault. Others criticize its view of high school as one-note — "and that note is horrifying." Some see the rape and suicide scenes as gratuitously graphic. Whether you find it affecting or sensational, it's important that parents be aware of it, watch it (if your children are) and talk with them about it. On we offer a school psychologist and father's take on the series — why it's both powerful and problematic. And below you'll find resources for helping teenagers who may be struggling.

— Caroline Miller, Editorial Director
(Photo by Beth Dubber/Netflix)


Why Talk to Kids About '13 Reasons Why'

A school psychologist and father of teenage girls watches the series, sizes it up, and offers his comments and concerns.


What to Do if You’re Worried About Suicide

How to help a teenager who may be in distress, beginning with asking her if she is feeling suicidal.


Help! My Teen Stopped Talking to Me

Tips for staying in touch while letting kids separate in a healthy way.


What Are the Symptoms of Depression in Teenagers?

Signs that what looks like moodiness may be something more troubling, and your child may need help.


What Drives Self-Injury and How to Treat It

When kids intentionally hurt themselves, often by cutting or scratching their skin, as a way to manage difficult emotions.