Netflix increases warnings for series about suicide '13 Reasons Why'

Streaming service responds to concerns from viewers about show's storylines.

"There has been a tremendous amount of discussion about our series '13 Reasons Why.' While many of our members find the show to be a valuable driver for starting important conversation with their families, we have also heard concern from those who feel the series should carry additional advisories," the subscription streaming service said in a statement obtained by ABC News.

"Currently the episodes that carry graphic content are identified as such and the series overall carries a TV-MA rating," the statement continued. "Moving forward, we will add an additional viewer warning card before the first episode as an extra precaution for those about to start the series and have also strengthened the messaging and resource language in the existing cards for episodes that contain graphic subject matter, including the URL -- a global resource center that provides information about professional organizations that support help around the serious matters addressed in the show."

The production team said they consulted with mental health professionals extensively while making the series and provide suicide prevention resources and information on crisis hotlines in more than 35 countries on the website