This is the last in our podcast series about the Netlix hit, "13 Reasons Why". We’ve covered the most difficult topics addressed in season one, including bullying, self-harm and sexting. They all lead up to today’s subject—suicide. In the show, the culmination of events led the main character to this drastic outcome. But there are ways to prevent it. Today, we’ll give you some tools and resources to offer hope.

  • Life In Spite of Me

    For anyone struggling to find the strength to go on, the message of this heart-wrenching yet hope-building book is a clear and extraordinary reminder that even when we give up on life, God doesn't give up on us.

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  • 13 Reasons Why Video Review

    Bob Waliszewski

    13 Reasons Why may, unintentionally, romanticize suicide for some teens, even though that's not the show's intent. Watch Plugged In’s Bob Waliszewski review of the series.

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  • 13 Reasons Why Book Review

    Focus on the Family

    Before there was a Netflix series, there was the book. Read the Plugged In review of the teen novel that started it all.

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    How to Develop Media Intelligence in Your Home

    Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

    With another season of "13 Reasons Why" being released, parents may need to rethink how it may be affecting their children.

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Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

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As vice president of the Parenting and Youth department Danny oversees Focus’ initiatives that equip parents to disciple and mentor the next generation, so that they can thrive in Christ. He is a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker. For many years, he has provided families with practical parenting advice. He specializes as a counselor and spokesperson in the treatment of ADHD, conflict resolution, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, communication, media discernment, the brain and healthy sexuality.

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Glenn Lutjens

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Glenn is a licensed family therapist who’s been on the Focus counseling team for 23 years. Prior to joining Focus, he spent time in church counseling and pastoral ministry. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three young adult children. Glenn loves Jesus, has an affinity for lasagna and cheers for the Oakland Raiders.

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Christina Chismar, MSW, LCSW

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Christina is a fun-loving, creative counselor. As a trauma specialist, she works to help people of all ages feel safe helps them understand trauma’s affects the brain and body. Her approach integrates body, mind, and spirit to ultimately help people walk authentically. Outside the office, Christina enjoys quilting and dog training.