Free discussion about controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”

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Hanna Perkins will host a free forum about the controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”, which tells the story of a teenager who kills herself.

The show’s frank presentation of themes including depression, suicide, bullying and sexual assault has created concerns about its impact on vulnerable teens. This concern has come up numerous times in our own discussions with parents, adolescents and mental health professionals.

In light of this, Hanna Perkins is offering a free forum discussion for parents and professionals.


7 p.m.
Monday, May 22
at Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development
19910 Malvern Road
Shaker Hts, OH 44122
(click for directions)

Free and open to the public

Hanna Perkins therapists Kimberly Bell, Victoria Todd and Kenna Mycek, will serve as panelists to discuss the show’s main themes, answer questions about its content, and address how to talk with children about their thoughts and experiences.

This event is appropriate for parents, social workers, educators and others who work with children and adolescents. It is free and open to the public.

About the panel

  • Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., is a psychologist and child psycholanalyst. She is clinical director of the Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins.
  • Victoria Todd, LISW-S, is a child and adolescent psychoanalyst, and author of Hanna Perkins’ “My Mad Feelings” anti-bullying curriculum for young children.
  • Kenna Mycek. LISW, is a psychologist and child psychoanalyst.