Netflix issued a statement to viewers, telling them that a graphic suicide scene in the show 13 Reasons Why - will be removed from the series.

Netflix made the decision after consulting a medical expert and have agreed to the edit.

"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. As we prepare to launch Season 3 later this summer, we've been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show," Netflix said in their statement.

"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 1," they explained.

Show creator Brian Yorkey also released a statement about the upcoming edit:

"No one scene is more important to the life of the show, and its message that we must take better care of each other," he wrote. "We believe this edit will help the show do the most good for the most people while mitigating any risk for especially vulnerable young viewers."