MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - Many Marin County school districts are urging parents to keep an eye out for suicidal behavior in their children.
These warnings were prompted by the controversial Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" in which a teenage girl takes her own life.
Schools have sent warning letters to parents about the show and to talk with their kids about it.
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District administrators say they've seen an uptick in the number of students seeking counseling after watching "13 Reasons Why."
Some school administrators are concerned about the graphic nature of the show in which a 17-year-old girl commits suicide.
The series has received national criticism that it glorifies teen suicide and administrators are worried about copycat behavior.
Local students may also identify with some of the scenes, since the show was shot in Marin and around the Bay Area.
Despite the controversy, Netflix announced it renewed the show for a second season.