Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry have teamed up once again as co-creators and executive producers of a new mental health and emotional well-being documentary series called "The Me You Can't See". Available this Friday, May 21st, on Apple TV+, the series will show Winfrey and Harry engaging in discussions around mental health while opening up about their own mental health journeys, much of it in the spotlight. The series will also feature stories of people of all ages from across the globe living with mental health issues, while offering hope to viewers who may feel similarly—that they are not alone.
"Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion and honesty," said Winfrey. "Our series aims to spark that global conversation."
The documentary series comes just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month, and the aftermath of a global pandemic, when so many people from all walks of life are struggling.
"We are born into different lives, brought up in different environments, and as a result are exposed to different experiences. But our shared experience is that we are all human," said Harry, the Duke of Sussex. "The majority of us carry some form of unresolved trauma, loss, or grief, which feels—and is—very personal. Yet the last year has shown us that we are all in this together, and my hope is that this series will show there is power in vulnerability, connection in empathy, and strength in honesty."
Check out the trailer for the new documentary series, "The Me You Can't See".
In the series, viewers will hear compelling interviews with people like Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan, mental health advocate and speaker Zak Williams, Olympic boxer Virginia "Ginny" Fuchs and many more.
"The Me You Can't See" serves as yet another reminder that it is vitally important to prioritize our children's mental health (and our own). By normalizing mental illness, becoming aware of how prevalent it can be and stripping the stigma around it away, we can be better prepared to nurture our children's mental health and address any potential issues that may come up by seeking help early.
Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey unveil trailer for mental health Apple TV+ series