13 Reasons Why NOT: Suicide Prevention and Creating a Culture of Support for Vulnerable Youth

October 9, 2019, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

The War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms

Keynote address by Riley Juntti and Kym Juntti

Two years ago, Netflix released “13 Reasons Why” chronicling Hannah Baker, a suicidal teen who leaves behind thirteen tapes, each one blaming someone for her death. In 2017, Oxford High School launched “13 Reasons Why NOT” amid the backlash from the show. Each day for 13 days a student would share, via loudspeaker, to the rest of the students and staff, a story of adversity and thank someone who brought them out of a dark time. Riley Juntti was the first student to share her story of teen dating violence and her long history of mental illness and suicidal thoughts. Riley will share her story and Kym, her mother, will share her perspective on living with a child who struggles with mental health and the best ways to help your family.

Breakout sessions (pick two to attend, each will repeat)

  1. Striving for Perfection: How High Standards and Parental Expectations can Lead to Anxiety in Children & Teens, featuring Amanda Be, LMSW, Supportive Counseling Services, PLLC
  2. The I-Generation: How Social Media has Infiltrated Adolescent Mental Health, featuring Nicole Runyon, LMSW, Professional Psychotherapy, LLC
  3. Root Causes of Alcohol/Drugs and Teens, featuring Asha Shajahan, MD

Presented in partnership with CARE of Southeastern Michigan, Kevin’s Song, Henry Ford Health System, and The War Memorial

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The War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms