A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found the number of kids hospitalized for thinking about or attempting suicide doubled in less than a decade.

Shocking statistics show more kids are thinking about suicide and trying to hurt themselves.

A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found the number of kids hospitalized for thinking about or attempting suicide doubled in less than a decade.

This comes as the controversial series '13 Reasons Why' releases its second season on Netflix.

The writers added a Public Service Announcement to the beginning of the season, warning anyone with suicidal thoughts not to watch or to watch with a trusted adult.

Most of the kids who are being increasingly admitted to the hospital for suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts are ages 15 to 17. Some of that group might be watching '13 Reasons Why.'

The series talks about suicide, sexual assault, and substance abuse in a high school environment. Critics of the show claim it glamorizes suicide.

Dr. Eve Gotham at Rochester Regional Health says if your kids are watching, it's a time to start asking them questions.

"Ask your child directly, have you ever thought about hurting yourself, have you ever wished you were dead, have you ever thought about suicide," Dr. Gotham says. "Open questions, open conversations, and kids will tell you."

Dr. Gotham says you should use the show as a time to spend time with your child and watch it together. This will also give you an idea of how to start the difficult conversation. She also adds parents should not worry about being too intrusive.

"Prying into the health and well-being of your child is an absolute necessity as a parent," Dr. Gotham says.