The show “13 Reasons Why” has sparked nationwide response and awareness of teen suicide.
A Michigan high school’s response to the Netflix hit is striking a different chord. The students have been opening up about their experience with bullying and abuse.
They're using their own experiences to fight against teen suicide.
According to the Washington Post, the idea came to these Oxford High School students after people brought up how the Netflix series did not touch on suicide prevention or mental health awareness.
This led several seniors to get together and record their own experience with issues like bullying and dating abuse. Unlike Hannah from the show, the students called out one person who helped them get through the dark time.
The tapes are being played over the loud speaker and have been since May 1.
They hope it lets teens know there are other options out there than suicide.
Below is Kayla Manzella's recording: