Netflix Will Remove Hannah's Suicide Scene From '13 Reasons Why'
WARNING: This article mentions suicide and may be triggering to some.
Nearly 2 years after it originally aired, Netflix are making some changes to one of its most polarising shows.
Back in 2017 the series '13 Reasons Why' was met with applause and backlash after it graphically depicted main character, Hannah, committing suicide in a bathtub.
After much debate and conversation, Netflix have now announced they will be editing and removing the scene in question.
“We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help — often for the first time. As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show,” said Netflix in an official statement.
"So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one.”
We can't imagine it would have been an easy decision to make but we are glad to see a considered course of action has been taken.
Netflix are currently making the edits and will be live on the streaming service soon.
If you or anyone you know are suffering from suicidal thoughts contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Headspace.