“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.”
That is the aim of the new Apple TV+ multi-part documentary series, ‘The Me you Can’t See’, co-created and executive produced by American chat-show legend, Oprah Winfrey, and Prince Harry. Premiering on May 21, it features real-life stories that reveal the current state of mental health and well-being across the world.
In ‘The Me You Can’t See’, Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry are joined by a wide range of high-profile guests who discuss their journeys living with mental health issues. The series participants, including Lady Gaga, actress Glenn Close and basketball players, DeMar DeRozan and Langston Galloway, talk candidly about the challenges they have faced to their emotional well-being.
The series aims to give hope to viewers and show them they’re not alone in their suffering. It
destigmatises this highly misunderstood subject and offers different pathways to finding treatment. 14 accredited and respected mental health experts are partners of the producers in this revealing series.
Among them is Black Thrive Director Dr Jacqui Dyer, MBE, who is also president of the Mental Health Foundation. She is an independent health and social care consultant, who was an integral part of collaboratively developing the Five-Year Forward View for Mental Health. She is passionate about prevention and understanding the factors that lead to poor mental health.
‘The Me You Can’t See’ is directed and executive produced by Emmy Award nominee Dawn Porter (‘Gideon’s Army’ and ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’), and Academy Award and four-time BAFTA Award-winning Asif Kapadia (“Amy”).
If you or someone you know needs help, you can find some resources HERE (Suggested by Apple TV).
The official trailer (above). Click Play and find out more.
Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry join forces to guide honest discussions about mental health. This series features illuminating stories from across the globe, giving us the opportunity to seek truth, understanding, and a newfound hope for the future.
Join us on the 3rd June 2021 (6pm – 8pm BST) for a virtual screening of episode 1 and Live Q&A with series participant Dr. Jacqui Dyer MBE plus special guests.
(Places are FREE but limited to only 100 passes).