Many teenagers are watching the Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why”. I encourage you to talk with your daughters about it if they are watching it. On the positive side, it opens up the conversation on teen suicide, on the flip side, it does not address alternatives to suicide nor does it discuss the terms mental illness or depression. I have included some really important talking points to discuss with your child on this issue, specifically if they are watching this series or reading the book. The tips come from JED. JED is a national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. Talking Points
I want to let you know that Sion will be hosting psychologist and speaker, Dr. Kelly Jameson, at our High School campus on the evening of May 3, from 7-9 pm. Dr. Jameson will be speaking to both parents and teens on managing adolescent and young adult depression, stress, and anxiety. This will be our third event hosting Dr. Jameson at Sion, but we decided to invite all local school administrators, parents and teens (7th grade +) to join us for this free community wellness event. As a principal and/or current parent with teens at home or young adults at college, I also invite and encourage you to attend this important event and “space for family dialogue”.
The flyer and press release for the event are here and our communications team will be posting the flyer on our school social media sites, so please feel free to email or pass on the information as appropriate. Dr.Jameson Press release dr. jameson poster-final (1)