Netflix Series Spurs Berkshire School To Hold Suicide Informational Meeting

May 18, 2017

Mount Everett Regional High School in southern Berkshire County has called on parents to attend an informational meeting to talk with regional trauma specialists about grief and depression. It’s in response to the controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” 


In a Southern Berkshire Regional School District-wide email, Mount Everett Principal Glenn Devoti asked parents to support children who are dealing with issues of grief, loss and suicide.

Devoti says he’s concerned students could get the wrong impression about issues surrounding suicide from the Netflix series, which has been criticized by some groups.

At an informational meeting Thursday night, directors from the Riverside Trauma Center were scheduled to speak with parents about how to communicate and spot behavioral changes in their children.