Netflix has premiered a new live series on Instagram, “Wanna Talk About It” that deals with mental health in the times of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Instagram series debuted on Thursday, April 9 and is slated to run until May 14, with new episodes every week.
The live Q&A series stars some widely known celebrities from Netflix’s young adult shows like 13 Reasons Why and Stranger Things. They will be joined by mental health experts and will have a freewheeling conversation about self-care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Many countries around the world are on complete lockdown with businesses and industries coming to a standstill. As people have been asked to stay at home in order to prevent the spread of the disease and maintain social distancing, it can get tough at times, especially if you stay alone.
Therefore it becomes necessary for individuals to take care of their physical and mental health with the utmost care. So, if you're facing issues in sleeping at night or managing anxiety or you just want to know how to take care of yourself, Netflix’s Wanna Talk About It aims to discuss all these topics and other such pertaining questions with mental health professionals from different institutes.
The Instagram series will be hosted by Noah Centineo and Lana Condor of To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Ross Butler and Alisha Boe of 13 Reasons Why, Joey King (The Kissing Booth), Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) and Jerry Harris (Cheer), who will talk with mental health experts from various organizations including National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, The Trevor Project, Crisis Text Line and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The series premiere saw Noah Centineo in conversation with Dr. Ken Duckworth, Cheif Medical Officer at NAMI as they discussed self-care and what it means right now in the face of Coronavirus. You can visit Netflix on Instagram to watch the first episode.