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YouTube star Logan Paul is back on the platform for the first time since he caused outrage for filming the body of a suicide victim.

He returned with a seven-minute suicide prevention video entitled Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow, which he hopes will "make a difference in the world".

The 22-year-old vlogger, who has more than 15 million subscribers, took a break from YouTube and social media following the intense backlash caused by his video 'We found a dead body in the Japanese suicide forest'.

It showed Paul and his friends joking around when they discovered the body of a man hanging in Japan's Aokigahara forest.

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

He later apologised for the clip, which was viewed more than a million times before it was taken down, saying it was "wrong" and "misguided".

YouTube suspended its original projects with the star in the wake of the controversy.

In his new video he talks to people who have tried to kill themselves, as well as suicide prevention experts.

The vlogger 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".

"I'm here to have a hard conversation so that those who are suffering have easier ones," says Paul.

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The video is already trending top on the site with more than five million views and a million likes.

:: Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans for help on 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org in the UK.

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