Prince Harry and Oprah's mental-health documentary series premieres on Apple in May. Here's how to watch it.

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Prince Harry at a mental-health talk at a YMCA in London. Adrian Dennis/ WPA Pool/ Getty Images
  • Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey created a documentary series about mental health.

  • The series, "The Me You Can't See," will be available on Apple TV+ on May 21.

  • The duke and TV host will lead discussions and discuss their own journeys of mental well-being.

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The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey teamed up to create a mental-health documentary series, and it will soon be available on TV screens.

The series, "The Me You Can't See," will premiere on the Apple TV+ subscription service on May 21, according to a press release from Apple obtained by Insider.

Anyone with Apple TV+, which is available on the Apple TV app and on its website for $4.99/month, can watch the show when it premieres. The service also offers a seven-day free trial for new subscribers.

The idea behind Harry and Winfrey's series, which was first announced by Kensington Palace in 2019, is to encourage viewers to talk about the challenges and daily struggles that might be troubling them. A team of mental-health professionals took part in the making of "The Me You Can't See," Apple's press release said.

"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," Winfrey said in a statement from Apple.

Harry, also in a statement from Apple, spoke about the shared emotions that come with grief and loss.

"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," Harry said in a statement published in the press release.

He continued: "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."

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Prince Harry discussing mental health at YMCA. Adrian Dennis/ Pool/ AFP/ Getty Images

Mental health is a topic that Harry has been vocal about for years.

He's opened up about how he shut down all of his emotions after his mother, Princess Diana, died when he was just 12 years old.

He championed mental-health initiatives in his time as a working royal, too. Harry has worked with veterans through the Invictus Games Foundation and the Endeavour Fund and campaigned for men and women in the armed forces to get the best mental healthcare. He also partnered with Prince William and Kate Middleton to launch Heads Together, an initiative that aims to help people feel more comfortable in being honest about mental health.

As well as opening up conversations, the new documentary show aims to equip people who normally suffer in silence with the "tools to thrive, rather than to simply survive," according to a press release from Kensington Palace previously obtained by Insider in April 2019.

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Oprah Winfrey attended Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding in 2018. WPA Pool/Getty Images

Harry added in the statement from Kensington Palace that he hopes the series will be "positive, enlightening, and inclusive," by sharing "stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places," in order to help everyone understand those around them better.

"I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series which we have been developing together for several months," he said.

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