Following the success of The Me You Can't See premiere this month, Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey are continuing their mental health discussion with a free virtual town hall.
- On May 28, The Me You Can't See: A Path Forward, hosted by Oprah and Harry, will air on Apple TV+ for free.
- This continuation of their mental health docuseries will reunite the film's advisors and participants for a talk about the next steps of their journey.
- In other royal news, this is the hidden meaning behind Kate Middleton's tartan scarf, which she wore for her first-ever visit to Orkney, Scotland.
Prince Harry and Oprah's jointly-produced series The Me You Can't See premiered on May 21 and clearly their work together is just beginning. The two are now teaming up for a free virtual town hall, continuing to share the facts about mental health, which will be available to stream from May 28 via Apple TV+ online (opens in new tab).
The co-creators will once again join forces with the faces of the film to discuss what comes next in the mental health awareness conversation. Experts will also shed light on how to keep the discussion about emotional well-being afloat. Essentially, it will be an extension of what fans witnessed in the series. Viewers can expect cameos from Glenn Close, mental health advocate and speaker Zak Williams, author and OnTrack NY peer counselor Ambar Martinez, and the documentary's advisory board.
According to a press release from Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nonprofit organization, "The subjects go deeper into their own stories from the series, the experts share their guidance, and together they begin to answer the critical question: 'Where do we go from here?'"
There might be a stigma around mental health, but people are clearly interested in the topic: the five-part series is considered Apple TV+'s most watched program since its debut and increased the platform's viewership by 25%, according to Apple.
In the aftermath of The Me You Can't See premiere, the Duke of Sussex made headlines worldwide for his candor in discussing his mental health. In the show, we learned that Prince Harry used alcohol and drugs to cope with Princess Diana's death.
He also shared that one of Archie's first words was an emotional one for him: "grandma". "It's the sweetest thing, but at the same time it makes me really sad, because she should be here," he admitted.
Also during the program, Lady Gaga shared the story of her sexual assault and the impact it had on her life. "I went through a really crazy time in my head that I still work on, and I’m trying to make sure that I give back with that experience instead of locking it away and faking it,” she said.
The subject material is certainly heavy and not always easy viewing, but mental health struggles are universal. If you or anyone you know is struggling, explore hotlines such as BetterHelp (opens in new tab) and resources like mentalhealth.gov. (opens in new tab)
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.
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