Yesterday I opened the Instagram app and was hit with ten different accounts all simultaneously doing lives. They ranged from musicians performing iso-sets, meditation teachers inviting reflection, fitness influencers sweating, etc. Sometimes it’s just some random jumping on and talking to the last friend we’ve got left: our front-facing camera. It’s sooooo much #content, and brands have jumped on the IG live bandwagon too, to uhh… varying success.
One IG Live show that we might *actually* tune into though? Wanna Talk About It from none other than streaming giant itself, Netflix.
What’s Wanna Talk About It from Netflix?
Basically, you can expect some candid conversations between ya fav Netflix faces and experts in the field of mental health. Some of the people who’ll be jumping on include Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), Joey King (The Kissing Booth), Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why), Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things), Lana Condor (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), Jerry Harris (Cheer), and Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why). So basically… all the good ‘uns.
As for the mental health experts, Netflix and Instagram have partnered with 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 is going to discuss the questions and challenges we’re all facing during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Think topics like, what to do if you’re having trouble sleeping, how you stay connected during social distancing, how to manage anxiety, and what self-care actually means. Which… as you can see, is all extremely up our ally here at Syrup HQ.
How do I watch Wanna Talk About It?
So we’ve done the time conversion for Australians who wanna watch Wanna Talk About It for you, bc we love you. The Instagram series will start this Friday, April 9 on @netflix at 9:00 am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)—which is you if you’re on the east coast, and it’ll be at 7.00 am for our west coast pals. Wanna Talk About It is going to run every Friday through May 14.
The first cab off the rank is Noah Centino, who’ll be speaking with Dr. Ken Duckworth, Chief Medical Officer at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on self-care.
You can watch the trailer for Wanna Talk About It below.
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if you’re feeling really stressed and anxious, talking through the realities of this strange and confusing time can be super helpful. starting tomorrow at 4pm PT we’re launching Wanna Talk About It? a weekly LIVE series on our Instagram about how to take care of yourself during a global pandemic. featuring interviews with Netflix talent and mental health experts who will dig into topics like sleep disorders, self care, and anxiety @afspnational, @crisistextline, @mentalhealthamerica, @namicommunicate, @trevorproject