A&E Network is set to premiere two new specials under the Voices Magnified banner focusing on mental health in America in partnership with OZY. Voices Magnified is a cross-platform campaign spotlighting and amplifying the voices of those making changes in their communities for the greater good. Representing the collective voice of the A+E Networks portfolio, the initiative creates thought-provoking specials and a robust series of short form videos that give a national spotlight to timely and important conversations on equality and social reform which are occurring across America today. The full collection of short form videos can be found at https://www.aetv.com/voicesmagnified.

Premiering Monday, September 20, at 10pm ET/PT, the one-hour special “Voices Magnified: Mental Health Crisis” showcases honest and personal stories of Americans from across the country highlighting the critical issue of mental health in America. Hosted by OZY’s Carlos Watson, the special includes insights with mental health experts and focuses on actionable steps we can take as a country. Using impactful first-person stories, the special strives to end the stigma associated with conversations around mental health and will help viewers understand signs and symptoms, give tools for coping, and educate on different ways people can get help. Watch promo here.

Premiering Monday, September 27 at 10pm ET/PT, “Voices Magnified: Youth Digital Crisis” examines at how the digital world is impacting the mental health of America’s youth. Hosted by OZY’s Carlos Watson, this special will tell first-person stories of teens and young adults grappling with the obsessive use of social media, computers, mobile devices and video games, and ask the question: how do these digital technologies impact their stress-levels, social interactions, self-esteem and overall mental health? This special will pinpoint how addiction to the digital world is impacting the brains of our youth and will shed light on things we as a society can do to help. Watch promo here.

Viewers can find additional information and resources for help at https://www.aetv.com/mentalhealthresources.

“Voices Magnified: Mental Health Crisis” and “Voices Magnified: Youth Digital Crisis” are produced for A&E Network by the Category 6 Media(TM) group and OZY. Chris Rantamaki and Samir Rao serve as executive producers for OZY with Sharon Scott, Kristy Sabat and Annie Allen executive producing for Category 6. Brad Holcman serves as executive producer for A&E.

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About Category 6 Media

CATEGORY 6 MEDIA(TM), through its divisions, specializes in the development and production of premium unscripted series and specials for the A+E Networks portfolio and the global marketplace. The group focuses on true crime series, limited documentary series, investigative documentaries and quick-turnaround specials across a range of genres for clients across the media ecosystem.


OZY is a next-generation media and entertainment company that aims to help curious people see the world more broadly and more boldly by introducing them to the “New + Next” – narratives that defy convention, change perspectives and ignite ideas. Beginning as a digital magazine in 2013, OZY has evolved into a modern media company, featuring podcasts, events and original TV series with leading networks, including A+E, HISTORY, Lifetime, Amazon, Hulu, OWN, PBS and BBC. Led by Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson and co-founder Samir Rao, OZY is based in Mountain View, California, and backed by leading Silicon Valley investors such as Emerson Collective, Marc Lasry and Tom Franco. Learn more at OZY.com. Follow OZY on Twitter at twitter.com/ozy, Facebook at facebook.com/ozy and Instagram at instagram.com/ozy.