Lady Gaga, Glenn Close collaborate with Prince Harry and Oprah for mental health TV series

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Britain’s Prince Harry and US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey will feature their television documentary series on mental health problems late this month, with singer Lady Gaga and actress Glenn Close taking part as well.

The Me You Can’t See series, co-created and yield by Harry and Winfrey will star tales from high-profile guests and others across the world about mental health and emotional well-being issues, Apple TV+ is the streaming service that will publish the programmes from May 21, which was declared on Monday, May 10.

Winfrey said the series intended to spark a global discussion and renew the stigma encircling mental health with wisdom and compassion. Among those participating will also be basketball players DeMar DeRozan from the San Antonio Spurs and Langston Galloway from the Phoenix Suns, Apple said.

“The majority of us carry some form of unresolved trauma, loss, or grief, which feels – and is – very personal,” Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, said in a message.

He continued saying, “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 prince, the sixth-in-line to the throne, has publicly talked about his mental health fights and handling the grief of the death of his mother Princess Diana who was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997 when he was just 12.

In March, he was appointed as the first chief impact officer of BetterUp Inc, a service that gives employee coaching and mental health assistance. 

The TV series is one of the first projects Harry since he and his wife Meghan stepped down from official royal duties and moved to California to create a new independent career.

The couple have also approved agreements to provide programming for Netflix and to produce and host podcasts for Spotify.

It also comes after the couple’s fierce TV interview with Winfrey two months ago, which comprised Meghan indicting one unnamed royal of making a racist statement about their son Archie before he was born and tumbled the monarchy into its biggest crisis in decades.

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