Netflix has released a special 13 Reasons Why scene that shows a different side to Hannah.

13 Reasons Why is the show that has everyone talking – and not always for the right reasons.

Based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Jay Asher, the Netflix series deals with topics such as sexuality, rape, self harm and bullying, which ends (or starts with) character Hannah Baker committing suicide.

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The plot stems from a set of cassette tapes Baker made before she died, detailing the 13 reasons for her suicide which she then arranged to be sent for 13 of her high school peers who she believes played a part in her decision. Like a chain letter, each person is instructed to listen to the whole set before passing them on to the next person on the list.

The named "participants" include several people who start damaging rumours about Hannah to save their own backs, a boy who stalks and blackmails her and in another horrific scene, a rapist.

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Now less than three weeks after dropping the series, Netflix has released another video on their social media, showcasing exactly what life as Hannah Baker would be like.

The immersive video has already been viewed over eight million times.

Simple but clever, the video shows the cyber bullying and harrassment the 17 year old experienced in real time, via texts, Snapchat and Instagram.


It's overwhelming and puts you right at the centre of Hannah's experience.

"I feel like this adds another relevant aspect/reality to the whole topic in the show," commented one viewer, while another added, "So glad we didn't have this technology while we were at school".

A scene that deals with an all too familiar problem of today's youth. (Source: Netflix.)

"Throughout the show I always wondered why they never showed any social media, so im hella glad they brought this out," read another comment.

For anyone who's watched the show - or those who haven't - the one and a half minute video is must-watch, adding another dimension to the fictional depiction of very real issues that affect many more people in reality.

According to a 2016 report carried out by youth mental health service Orygen, suicide rates for 15 to 24-year-old Australians are at the highest rate in 10 years, with a reported 41,000 young people aged 12-17 have made a suicide attempt.

A third of all deaths of young men are due to suicide and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ and seriously mentally ill youth are at the highest risk. (Post continues after gallery.)


While the show has come under fire for it's "glamorization" of suicide as well it's graphic depiction that goes against standard reporting codes, it has brought the still taboo subject into mainstream conversation.

In an op-ed for Teen Vogue, suicide prevention advocate MollyKate Cline serious criticized the series for not only failing to address depression and mental illness but also for not having any of the characters turn to their parents for help.

"If you are experiencing bullying, or feeling depressed or suicidal, the best thing you can do for yourself is to tell somebody. And that's what I had hoped 13 Reasons Why would focus on instead of a dramatic story line over getting revenge for those 13 people," she wrote.

If you, or a young person you know, is struggling with symptoms of mental illness please contact your local headspace centre here or chat to them online,here. If you are over the age of 25 and suffering from symptoms of mental illness please contact your local GP for a Mental Health Assessment Plan or callLifeline Australia on 13 11 14.