Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson with Seattle Children's hospital shared suicide prevention strategies for parents, days after season 2 of the controversial Netflix show 13 Reasons Why debuted. The show deals with dark themes, including teen suicide.
All teens should be screened every year for depression starting at age 12, according to Swanson.
Swanson also recommended that teens and parents should watch the show together, discuss reality versus fiction, play it safe, and provide access to help.
Find more tips on healthychildren.org.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-8255 (TALK).