The two have decided to come together to create a multi-part documentary series, co-created and executed by themselves. The documentary series “The Me You Can’t See,” will feature stories meant to help lift the veil on the current state of mental health and emotional well-being.
An overview provided by a news release about the series says “Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry guide honest discussions about mental health and emotional well-being while opening up about their mental health journeys and struggles,”
The docuseries is set to cover a wide range of topics without limiting age, color, culture etc. and will focus on shedding light on mental health. The series will also provide the necessary tools and solutions to help overcome these challenges.
“Featuring high-profile guests, alongside a wide range of people from across the globe living with the challenges of mental health issues and addressing their emotional well-being, 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.” the release reads. “The producers partnered with 14 accredited and respected experts and organizations from around the world to help shed light on different pathways to treatment.”
“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, The Duke of Sussex, 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.”
“Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion and honesty,” said Oprah Winfrey. “Our series aims to spark that global conversation.”
“The Me You Can’t See” premieres on Apple TV+ May 21 and will feature other popular names in the industry such as, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan and others.