Suicide Prevention

13 Reasons Why Talking Points

Youth across the country are watching the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The series has raised a number of serious concerns about suicide. This list of talking points is aimed at helping foster a healthy discussion about the series.

The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide

This article from the CDC describes the relationship between bullying and suicide. It is important to note that while that relationship does exist, suicide is a complex issue and other factors should also be taken into consideration. Using messaging that links suicide to bullying can be harmful in laying blame, rather than seeking holistic solutions.


Peer Victimization

This article examines long-term impacts of victimization, specifically as it pertains to depression in early adulthood.

Stability in Bullying and Victimization and its Association with Social Adjustment in Childhood and Adolescence

This study makes a differentiation between stable and transient bullying behavior and targets. Please keep in mind that this resource refers to “bullies” and “victims.” Research shows that this messaging can be harmful. The ACC uses the terms “bullying behavior,” and “targets of bullying behavior.”