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Dobkin, Sydnie, MA, LPC • June 15, 2017

You can't venture on to the Internet these days without stumbling across some sort of editorial about the Netflix show Thirteen Reasons Why. The Chicago Tribune has called the show "highly problematic" and "dangerously wrong" (VanNoord, 2017). Vanity Fair has referred to Thirteen Reasons Why as "unsettling visual genius" (Robinson, 2017). Everyone is talking about it, and that is a good thing. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals ages 10 to 24. Let that sink in.

Sydnie Dobkin, M.A., LCPC

Therapist
Coordinator of Adolescent DBT Program
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Linehan, Marsha. "Frequently Asked Questions about DBT." The Linehan Institute | DBT Videos. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 June 2017. 

Robinson, Joanna. "The Unsettling Visual Genius of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why." HWD. Vanity Fair, 03 Apr. 2017. Web. 04 June 2017. 

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. Bloomsbury. 1999. Print. 

VanNoord, Jack. "'13 Reasons Why' Offers the Wrong Solution to Teen Struggles." Chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune, 02 May 2017. Web. 01 June 2017.