Prince Harry and Oprah are bringing their mental health series for Apple TV+ to the people in a whole new way, announcing that they’ll host a town hall this week to foster a more in-depth conversation with some of the show’s guests and experts.
After debuting their docuseries The Me You Can’t See last week, the royal and the talk show host revealed that this Friday they will also be releasing a companion episode to the show titled The Me You Can’t See: A Path Forward, which will provide Harry and Oprah with a more informal, town hall-style format where guests and experts can chat in depth about the various issues they’ve faced. Some of the celebrities featured in the documentary, including Glenn Close, Zak Williams, and Ambar Martinez, will join the conversation alongside mental health experts who will offer support and guidance for how viewers can help themselves and others who might be struggling.
In the premiere episodes of the series, Harry spoke candidly about many of the topics he and his wife Meghan Markle previously addressed in their first sit-down interview with Oprah, including the lingering grief he feels over the death of his mother Princess Diana, his fear of perpetuating that cycle with his wife, Meghan’s suicidal thoughts and struggles with negative press coverage, and their shared frustration over how the royal family dealt with all of it. In the show, the royal explains, “To make that decision to receive help is not a sign of weakness. In today’s world, more than ever, it is a sign of strength. The results of this year will be felt for decades. By kids, families, husbands, wives—everybody.” Oprah also said that the two of them hope to “lift the veil” on mental health through this series, adding, “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.”
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