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Photo Katherine Langford in the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why", about a teenager who kills herself.

The Netflix show became a huge success but was marred by controversy when it released previous year, with many viewers criticising the show's depiction of suicide among young people.

Dylan Minnette (Clay) and Devin Druid (Tyler) in Netflix's "13 Reasons Why".

Aside from the video, Netflix has added a downloadable viewing guide to help parents and teens talk about the show's hard themes, according to the online statement.

After talking to more than 5,000 teens and parents in five countries, Northwestern's study found that a majority of the teens said they related to the characters and felt that the series was an authentic depiction of high school life.

"When we first read the script for 13 Reasons Why, we were immediately blown away by the authenticity of the writing". The script really reflected the world of today's teens in a way they would find authentic and adults would find relatable.

"We didn't know in Season 1 that the conversation was going to be this big", Wright said. "Some of the findings were unexpected and profound", Wright continued. More than half of teens reached out to someone to apologize for how they had treated them, and almost three-quarters of teens said that they tried to be more considerate about how they treated others after watching the show.


Northwestern's study found that the show prompted conversations about hard issues and 71 per cent of teens found 13 Reasons Why relatable.

In May, The Atlantic reported that the show will once again create a divide in its second season, especially if it approaches another dark subject. But if you struggling with these issues yourself, this series may not be right for you, or you may want to watch it with a trusted adult.

Minnette then appears, replacing Boe, and lists resources people can use if they feel like they need help.

More than 50% reached out to someone to apologize for how they had treated them.

Netflix announced Wednesday that it will add a new anti-suicide warning video before the show's new episodes.

In the weeks after its release, many criticised the show for portraying a "misleading and dangerous" view of suicide with many mental health charities condemning the Netflix drama.

Before season 2 starts, Netflix is taking measures to open up more lines of communication for those who watch the show and might be at risk.


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