Although not often discussed, mental health has a great effect on disabled people’s lives and how they see the world. Also, often not discussed enough is how pop culture has similar effects for everyone.
Netflix’s newest blockbuster show “13 Reasons Why” has brought discussion of mental health (particularly suicide and depression) into public discussion and has elicited controversy about how the show handles this sensitive topic. The Los Angeles Times recently asked several educators about how they have handled talking about the show with their students.
For those who are interested, you can read their thoughts in the LA Times article by clicking here.