Paris Jackson is the latest celebrity to speak out on the hit Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why”, which has recently earned mixed reviews.
In a post shared to her Instagram page on Thursday, the 19-year-old model cautions viewers about the potentially harmful effects of watching the series, which centres around the heavy topics of anxiety and depression, assault and teen suicide.
Sharing an uncensored Tumblr post about the show, which explicitly tells viewers “do not watch,” Jackson shares her own personal message to fans. “This is really important to spread towards people that are struggling with depression or anxiety, self-harm, and/or suicidal thoughts,” she begins.
came across this online and i'm not sure what the source is but this is really important to spread towards people that are struggling with depression or anxiety, self-harm, and or suicidal thoughts. this show was an amazing way to get the message across to bullies that they need to stop doing what they are doing, it really did a good job of showing how impactful words and actions can be to other human beings. you can't just do or say things to people without thinking about how it will affect them. but at the same time it is also an extremely triggering thing to watch. please only watch this show with caution and keep in mind that it may put you in a dark place. if you are struggling please don't watch it. if you think you can handle it, please by all means check it out.
“This show was an amazing way to get the message across to bullies that they need to stop doing what they are doing,” she adds. “But, at the same time, it is also an extremely triggering thing to watch. Please only watch this show with caution and keep in mind that it may put you in a dark place.”
Jackson previously opened up about her own struggles with drug addiction and depression, which led to her first attempted suicide at the age of 15. “It was just self-hatred,” the model told Rolling Stone in January. “Low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.”
Meanwhile, Selena Gomez, who served as an executive producer for “13 Reasons Why”, recently defended the show while speaking at We Day California. Watch the clip below.
Where to get help
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways of getting help if you, or someone you know, may be suffering from mental health issues.