Due to the global impact, difficult themes and some mental health sector criticism of previous seasons of 13 Reasons Why, headspace, is encouraging young Australians and their parents to be safe and informed before making decisions about watching season four of the show.
headspace has independently created resources to ensure young people and parents are supported and equipped to have constructive conversations about themes depicted in the show. Tailored discussion guides for parents and young people have been created and will be uploaded to the headspace website when the show launches on June 5, 2020: https://headspace.org.au/13reasonswhy/
Studies conducted in the United States and Canada, following the release of 13 Reasons Why season 1 showed some increased risk of suicide and self harm in young people, which these reports attributed to content included in series. It is unclear the cause of this increase but likely to be related to unsafe depiction of suicide. Please feel free to share this resources as appropriate amongst your team.