Fans of聽13 Reasons Why聽have reason to celebrate today. Just two short weeks after dropping season聽2 into our laps, Netflix has announced that the hit teen drama聽will be returning for a third season in 2019, with 13 all-new episodes.

Adapted from the YA novel of the same name, 13 Reasons Why聽has been both a fan favorite and the subject of much controversy, particularly around its depiction of teen suicide, which critics say is聽irresponsible聽and potentially triggering. Netflix took the concerns under consideration after season 1,聽conducting a study聽through聽Northwestern University鈥檚 Center on Media and Human Development, which they used to help inform the plot lines for season 2.

鈥淚 don鈥檛 think a lot of聽[parents]聽knew it was going to be such a conversation starter,鈥 producer Mandy Teefey, mother聽of Selena Gomez (another of the show鈥檚 producers), told聽ETin late May. 鈥淚 think it made a connection, whether they wanted to make it or not. The fact that we鈥檙e talking about it and that it was so talked about, that was our goal.鈥

Season聽2 tried to provide more avenues of support for youth facing depression and suicidal thoughts, but the Parents Television Council still聽urged Netflix to pull the series聽because of what they deemed potentially harmful content.

We鈥檒l have to wait聽to see what season聽3 brings to the ever-evolving story, but producers would be wise to聽continue to manage how their show might affect viewers聽by providing support to fans who may feel they need help overcoming their own negative mental health issues.

If you鈥檙e struggling聽or know someone who is, please call the聽National Suicide Prevention Lifeline聽at 1-800-273-8255 or text the聽Crisis Text Line聽at 741-741.

Do you watch聽13 Reasons Why? Let us know @BritandCo!聽

(photo via Beth Dubber/Netflix)