The unofficial queen of selfies is turning the camera on someone else.
Kim Kardashian, star of the hit E! reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and wife of rapper Kanye West, has executive produced a new documentary on mental health in the social media age.
The doc “#RedFlag” follows the lives of two people grappling with mental illness and its subsequent impact on loved ones. Like countless others, they have both turned to social media to voice their pain.Kardashian explained why this topic matters to her. “I am blessed to be surrounded by family and friends that are loving and nurturing,” she said, according to Deadline. “But not everyone has that kind of support. Twenty-five 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.”
“#Redflag” debuts as part of Mental Health Awareness Month on Tuesday, May 9pm ET on HLN.
Following its premiere, the channel plans to host an interactive after-show with Dr. Drew Pinsky, a doctor best known on TV as treating addiction in his practice.
Another member of the Kardashian clan is likely to be capture more headlines in the short term though. Kim Kardashian’s former stepfather, ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner, is expected to address rumors of his alleged male-to-female transition in a high-profile interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer on Friday.