13 Reasons Why You Matter was a program aimed toward young adults and teens to talk about bullying and to help raise self-esteem in the month of May 2017. This program was inspired by the popular Netflix Original Series "13 Reasons Why," based on the book of the same name by Jay Asher.
Teens and their parents were invited to the event. Teens talked with experts from Mental Health America, wrote reasons "Why You Matter" on large paper cassettes, and brought home personalized cassette keychains, while parents met with a school representation to talk about bullying.
Teens and parents talked openly about bullying and its consequences at an Indiana public library.