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Graphic suicide scene edited out of '13 Reasons Why' finale

The producers have heard concerns from mental health experts and decided, along with the streaming service, to re-edit it

Katherine Langford attends the LA premiere of "13 Reasons Why"

March 30, 2017, Katherine Langford attends the LA premiere of "13 Reasons Why" at Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles

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Netflix has decided to remove a graphic suicide scene from the Season 1 finale of its show "13 Reasons Why" as the series prepares to launch its third season.

Leer en español: La escena explícita de suicidio de '13 Reasons Why' se eliminará de la serie

Show creator Brian Yorkey says in a statement on Twitter the intent in portraying the suicide in such graphic detail was to "make sure no one would ever wish to emulate it." But the producers have heard concerns from mental health experts and decided, along with the streaming service, to re-edit it.

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Yorkey says the edit "will help the show do the most good for the most people while mitigating any risk for especially vulnerable young viewers."

Suicide prevention groups support the decision.

The series drew praise and criticism when it debuted in 2017. The show included warnings about its graphic nature and Netflix established a website of crisis helplines.

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