When 13 Reasons Why became a hit last year, critics and mental health experts were quick to ding the show for romanticizing death. Netflix doesn't want repeat controversy. Ahead of Season 2, the streaming service is rolling out new viewing elements, including a warning video, to "support more meaningful conversations" around teen suicide.
"13 Reasons Why is a fictional series that tackles tough, real-world issues, taking a look at sexual assault, substance abuse, suicide, and more," cast members Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Justin Prentice, and Alisha Boe say in the vid (above). "If you're struggling with these issues yourself, this series may not be right for you, or you may want to watch it with a trusted adult. If you ever feel you need someone to talk with, reach out to a parent, a friend, a school counselor, or an adult you trust; call a local helpline; or go to 13reasonswhy.info. Because the minute you start talking about it, it gets easier."