Oprah, Prince Harry launch mental health series featuring Lady Gaga, Glenn Close: ‘We are all human’

Lady Gaga and Glenn Close are some of the major participants taking part in the Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry series on mental health, now slated to stream this month on Apple TV+.

“The Me You Can’t See,” the just-revealed title for the documentary series, will begin airing on May 21, according to a release. Winfrey and Prince Harry are co-creators and executive producers for the project that was announced in 2019.

The series features high-profile guests and mental health experts, along with profiling people from across the globe “living with the challenges of mental health issues and addressing their emotional well-being” the release said. 

The participants in the series include Gaga, Close, San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan, Phoenix Suns’ Langston Galloway (formerly of the Detroit Pistons), Olympic boxer Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs and celebrity chef Rashad Armstead and more.

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Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey will premiere their mental health documentary series on Apple TV+ on May 21. (Photo: Apple TV+)

“Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion, and honesty,” Winfrey said in the release. “Our series aims to spark that global conversation.”

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle opened up about their own mental health struggles with Winfrey in their bombshell March interview.

“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,” said The Duke of Sussex in the release. “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.”

The series adds to Winfrey’s ongoing efforts to promote wellness. In a virtual series with WW (formerly Weight Watchers), she tackled vulnerability and resiliency. Last year, just before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, she toured across nine cities offering a full-day of wellness conversations.

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