Kim Kardashian executive-produced a mental health documentary called '#RedFlag'
Surprise: Kim Kardashian’s a documentarian. The reality star has executive-produced a doc for HLN called #RedFlag, which focuses on how social media can be used as a tool to help identify and assist young adults with mental illnesses. Dr. Drew Pinsky will be featured in a post-show following the premiere on the network.
According to a release, Kardashian came up with the idea as a way to inform and educate audiences about mental illness, inspired by the similar struggles of those she loved.
“I am blessed to be surrounded by family and friends that are loving and nurturing,” Kardashian said, “but not everyone has that kind of support. 25 percent of adults in America will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime, and many of them turn to social media to vent their depression, loneliness, and isolation.”
The documentary shines a light on the stories of two young people suffering from mental illness, as both used social media to voice their pain. It will premiere in May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month.
#RedFlag is set to debut Tuesday, May 5 at 9 p.m. ET on HLN, followed by the live aftershow with Dr. Drew airing from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET.