Netflix's 13 Reasons Why removes controversial scene from season one

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

And prior to the premiere episode of Season 2, some of the show's stars appeared on the screen reminding viewers that 13 Reasons Why is a fictional series while urging them to seek help if they need it.

On Monday, after input from advocates and another study showing the suicide rate increased among young people after "13 Reasons Why" was released, Netflix and the show's creator announced they edited out the main character's graphic suicide scene from the Netflix drama's first season.

Ahead of the Season 3 premiere, slated for later this summer, Netflix said in a statement Tuesday that the company wanted to be "mindful" about the ongoing debate around the show.

The nearly three-minute-long scene was met with controversy for its graphic depiction of main character Hannah taking her own life. The scene was almost three minutes in length and criticized for its graphic nature; the edited version eliminates that, instead focusing on the response of the character's parents after discovering the scene. Results showed that 63% to 79% of those surveyed felt that the graphic nature of Hannah's death was necessary to depict how painful suicide really is.

Following the release of season1, the show received heavy criticism for glorifying suicide and studies performed at the time suggested that there might have even been a correlation between the release of the show and thoughts of suicidal ideation among teenagers. The story revolves around a high school student who finds cassette tapes used as audio diary of his deceased friend before she took her own life.

We know that copycat suicides happen, so it is important that as we discuss these things with our younger population and depict it in media, we put the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline information first and not just when people complain about it.

The scene of Hannah's death by cutting her wrists has now been removed, and instead a sequence shows her getting into the bath, before cutting to her parents discovering her dead body.

If you watch season 1, episode 13 now, you simply see Clay tell Mr.

Many mental health professionals did not agree, however, as noted in Yorkey's new statement.

Netflix said the show had encouraged discussion about mental health issues. Hannah's parents, while loving, are largely absent and unaware of their daughter's suffering and negative experiences at school.

Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford in 13 Reasons Why.

These depictions could prevent young people from approaching adults with their concerns, believing that they will only be ignored, experts warned.

Suicides by young Americans rose by almost a third in the month following the show's debut, a United States study found. However, if you or someone else is in danger or endangering others, call police immediately on 111. For Catholic counseling, contact your local priest, diocese or your local branch of Catholic Charities.