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1st June, 2021
By: Norvisi Eyiram Mawunyegah
A documentary to set on mental health and emotional well-being series pioneered by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, will air on Apple TV+ later this month. “The Me You Can’t See,” which will feature both celebrities and non-celebrities alongside mental health professionals and experts, will premiere on May 21, Apple announced Monday.Winfrey and Prince Harry will host the conversations “while opening up about their mental health journeys and struggles.” The pair co-created and executive produced the series.
Prince Harry and his wife exposed their struggle on mental issues in their previous interview with Oprah in March, especially following the death of the prince mother Princess Diana in 1997.
“high-profile guests,” like Lady Gaga and Glenn Close, will be joined by “a wide range of people from across the globe living with the challenges of mental health issues and addressing their emotional well-being,” according to Apple. “The series transcends culture, age, gender, and socioeconomic status to destigmatize a highly misunderstood subject and give hope to viewers who learn that they are not alone.”
“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,” Prince Harry said. “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.”
Winfrey said that “now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion, and honesty. Our series aims to spark that global conversation.”