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'13 Reasons Why' Second Season To Come With New Warning Video

'13 Reasons Why' Second Season To Come With New Warning Video

Last year, 13 Reasons Why became an instant Netflix hit as the tragic story of teenage Hannah explaining the thirteen reasons why she committed suicide captured viewers' attention.

The streaming site said in a tweet Wednesday that the show has "changed the lives" of some viewers by encouraging them to share their stories.

After its portrayal of her suicide, which some deemed graphic or even glorifying the act, the show has released a new warning video prior to season two. The results were shared Wednesday at a panel in NY that featured experts in suicide prevention and teen activism, as well as Netflix original series vp Brian Wright and 13 Reasons Why showrunner and creator Yorkey.

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While the series was praised for raising awareness to traumas facing teens including suicide, sexual assault, substance abuse and bullying, 13 Reasons Why also faced criticism for "glorifying" suicide from mental health advocates and for triggering a surge in online searches.

"13 Reasons Why" has courted controversy since its release in March of past year, facing backlash from suicide prevention advocacy groups who say the program glamorizes suicide, the second leading cause of death among those ages 15 to 34, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The video, which features cast members Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen), Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker), Justin Prentice (Bryce Walker), and Alisha Boe (Jessica Davis) out-of-character, will play before the first episode of each season of the show to let viewers know about some of the sensitive topics the show will be dealing with. In a post on the service's blog, Netflix VP of Original Series Brian Wright shared results of the study, revealing that 71 percent of teens found the show to be relatable.

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Key findings from the study include that 78 per cent to 88 per cent of teen and young adult viewers across all regions reported that they tried to be more considerate about how they treated others after watching the Netflix show.

"Given the highly egocentric stage adolescents are in, it was powerful to see adolescents thinking about how others are feeling", Lauricella said.