Psychologists, counselors, parents and teachers are among those expressing serious concerns about “13 Reasons Why” and the potential damage the show’s intense messages present to young people, many of whom are binge watching the Netflix series without parental guidance. Stock photo
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth in the United States.
Yet, despite its disturbing frequency, an act of suicide, especially among youth, is still met with a gap in understanding, raising the painful question, “Why?”
Perhaps that is part of the reason the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has become what some refer to as a viral phenomenon among youth.
In an interview with The Monitor, Melissa Dayton, service coordinator and religion teacher in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, reflects on the concerns and needed responses to the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.” More ... Thursday, June 1, 2017
When it comes to protecting our common home, Suzanne Maxx has been an activist from a very early age.
Leaving her home in New York City during a sanitation strike in the 1970s, trash spilling onto sidewalks, to attend boarding school in the Adirondacks, the then-fourth-grader was dismayed to see litter casually discarded along the banks of the pristine Lake Placid, too.
With the June 30 deadline looming for a vote on the 2018 state budget, Catholic school officials are continuing their efforts to restore spending cuts, which, if approved, would trim $9 million in transportation, technology and nursing aid to New Jersey’s nonpublic schools. More ... Monday, May 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – Carrying banners and signs with quotes from Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'," hundreds of Catholics joined the People's Climate March to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation.