Riley Juntti, an Oxford High School (Michigan) student helped create “13 reasons Why NOT”, centered on the controversial yet popular Netflix’s show “13 Reason’s Why”, in which the lead character leaves behind tapes blaming 13 people for her suicide. Instead of placing blame however, 13 students, one per morning, would start morning announcement to 1,800 fellow students by sharing an emotionally vulnerable place they had been through and thanking someone who had helped them out of it.
Feedback was instant and national with over 100 major news organizations picking up the story. Topics of abuse, struggling home life, bullying, homophobia and special needs, now released to the whole nation.
Long-term goals of this project are to decrease stigma associated with Mental Health issues and improve the culture of support in high schools for those who might be struggling.
This presentation is applicable to clinical staff, managers and those supporting others who may be fragile.
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CE Value (credits): 1.5
CE Type: Standard