Paris Jackson is warning you away from '13 Reasons Why'

Publish Date
Monday, 1 May 2017, 12:51PM
Photo / Instagram @parisjackson

Photo / Instagram @parisjackson

Paris Jackson has warned 13 Reasons Why may leave viewers in a "dark place".

The Star actress - who has previously attempted suicide "multiple times" - thinks Netflix's controversial programme has done an "amazing" job of warning bullies their actions can have serious consequences but admitted she is also concerned it could have a triggering effect on vulnerable people.

Paris shared a post (not written by her) warning away audiences from the show, which argued it was "incredibly irresponsibly handled and puts people in very real danger" and advised impressionable youngsters to stay away from the series.

She wrote: "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.(sic)"

Paris - who is the daughter of the late Michael Jackson - previously admitted she had made a number of suicide attempts in the past.

The 19-year-old star said: "It was just self-hatred. Low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn't do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore."

13 Reasons Why, which hit Netflix on March 31, is based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and revolves around Hannah, who kills herself following a series of heartbreaking failures brought on by a number of students within her school in California.

After Hannah's death, those individuals who contributed to her death received a box of tapes in which the troubled teen describes in detail how their actions led to her ending her life.

Where to get help:

Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
Youthline: 0800 376 633
Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (Mon-Fri 1pm to 10pm. Sat-Sun 3pm-10pm)
Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155
Samaritans 0800 726 666
If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.

- Bang! Showbiz