The highly anticipated second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why released on Friday, and one Twitter user quickly binge-watched the series to provide a resource for people who want to watch the show.
The show, which tackles taboo topics such as suicide, sexual assault and substance abuse, has been criticized in the past for its portrayal of certain topics. Twitter user @lovesickpalaces tweeted a screenshot of a complete trigger warning guide for the entire second season, which includes the type of trigger and time stamp of where it occurs. The entire guide is broken down by episode, and some of the triggers include gun violence, drug abuse and victim blaming.
since season 2 of 13 reasons why came out yesterday and I’ve already watched the entire season, here’s a list of trigger warnings I made for nearly each episode and time stamps so you know when to avoid these scenes if you wanna watch it �� pic.twitter.com/eAsRg0D7yd
— �� ʌɐs (@lovesickpalaces) May 19, 2018
Other Twitter users who saw the tweet praised @lovesickpalaces for including such an in-depth guide for fans of the show who might be affected by certain content.
Thank you so much my friend was scared to watch it but she still wants to watch it this list really helped her
— ��ʎɹƆ oʇ ʇɟǝ˥ sɹɐǝʇ oN ɯɐǝɹʇS (@ArianaIsMyFave) May 19, 2018
Thank you for sharing this WITHOUT attacking the show ��
— BryAn (@allfiredup93) May 20, 2018
oh @lovesickpalaces thank you so much for the emet warning – I’m not watching the series but it’s so good that you’ve helped raise awareness that this is something that affects a lot of people, tysm ��
— Iona ✏️ (@ionatormey) May 20, 2018
I love this and yes the show isn’t for everyone but I think the show is necessary. It makes people Aware of real life issues and that it’s not easy for everyone to get help or face the issues they are dealing with so thank you for this ❤️
— ����������������/ℜ�������������� (@Princess_S17) May 20, 2018
Besides this fan-created guide of the show, Netflix has included a video before the first episode of each season which features the leads of the show, such as Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette, informing viewers about how to get help if there are affected by its content. Additionally, Netflix created an online resource 13reasonswhy.info full of mental health support and services through different organizations for fans to refer to for guidance.
Netflix also released a second season of 13 Reasons Why: Beyond The Reasons on Friday, which is an after show where the cast, producers and mental health professionals break down the show and the reasoning behind the way the show portrays certain scenes.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, there is help to be found. Please consider these online resources and talk to your regular doctor about your symptoms:
MentalHealth.gov – Get Immediate Help
ImAlive – Online Crisis Network
International Association For Suicide Prevention – Resources
The Anxiety And Depression Association Of America
The National Alliance On Mental Illness
American Psychiatric Association – Finding Help
National Institute Of Mental Health
American Psychological Association – Psychologist locator