Logan Paul back on YouTube with suicide awareness video

The blogger - who faced a public backlash after posting a video in Japan’s 'suicide forest' - has returned to social media and says "it's time to learn from the past as I get better and grow as a human being".

Youtube vlogger Logan Paul. Picture: Twitter @LoganPaul.

JOHANNESBURG - Youtube vlogger Logan Paul has returned to the platform for the first time since he sparked a public backlash after posting a video in Japan’s 'suicide forest'.

YouTube then removed Logan from its Google Preferred platform and put future projects with him on hold.

In the suicide video, he laughs with friends about the body they filmed hanging on a tree in Japan’s so-called “suicide forest”.

The accompanying thumbnail picture also showed the body in the background.

Logan shot the video on a visit to Japan’s Aokigahara forest which is known for its high number of suicides.

In his new seven-minute video titled Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow, he says he hopes it will "make a difference in the world".

The vlogger talks to people who have tried to kill themselves, as well as suicide prevention experts.

Logan says he is trying to "further understand the complexity surrounding suicide", and that "it's time to learn from the past as I get better and grow as a human being".