Netflix Removes Suicide Scene From 13 Reasons Why Following Spike In Teen Suicides

The Daily Caller | 7/16/2019 | Staff
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Netflix announced that they removed a graphic suicide scene from the show “13 Reasons Why” Tuesday.

The scene in the popular show depicts a teenager killing herself in a bathtub by slitting her wrist.

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Netflix’s announcement follows an April study showing a dramatic increase in the number of teen suicides following the show’s release.

Netflix removed the graphic suicide scene from “13 Reasons Why,” a move that follows an April study showing a spike in teen suicides after the show was released.

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Netflix announced in a statement Tuesday they will remove a graphic suicide scene in which actress Katherine Langford’s character, a teenager named Hannah, kills herself by slitting her wrist in a bathtub.

“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,” Netflix said in a statement Tuesday.

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“As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. 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.”

“13 Reasons Why” first aired on Netflix in March of 2017 with singer Selena Gomez acting as executive producer.

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The show follows teenager Clay Jensen, played by Dylan Minnette, as he tries to unravel why his friend and crush, Hannah, committed suicide.

Jensen does this using the cassette tapes that Baker leaves behind on his doorstep detailing the 13 reasons why she committed suicide.

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A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in April, two years after the show’s release, reveals that “13 Reasons Why” the number of...
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