Liza Soberano dedicated her first podcast to a cause close to her heart with the goal of breaking the stigma on mental health.
Liza Soberano has worn many hats throughout her career. She’s an actress, a model, endorser, YouTuber, cover girl, and advocate. Now, the young star is set add another achievement to her resume, podcaster. Just recently, Liza announced that she was launching her own podcast. With so many topics to choose from, what did she dedicate her first podcast to? Well, a topic that is important to her and to many young people, mental health.
LIZA ENTERS THE PODCAST SCENE
Entitled An Open Mind with Liza Soberano, Liza’s podcast is a weekly show that will delve into all things mental health through the lenses of honesty and truthfulness. “Honest unfiltered conversations about mental health are hard to come by these days. It’s about time we change that and get candid,” reads the official podcast description. “Join me, Liza Soberano, as I journey with people from all walks of life to talk about their mental health and behavioral health and break the stigma surrounding these essential aspects of our wellbeing.”
Among the many advocacies and causes Liza has been vocal about and championed, mental health has been one of those that she has been most passionate about. It is an issue many people, especially among the youth as they try to cope with a pandemic that has turned their lives upside down. In the past, Liza has used her platform to speak up against harmful depictions of mental health. She, along with Nadine Lustre and Yassi Pressman, invested in a company called Mind You who’s goal is to help destigmatize mental health in the Philippines. In fact, she chose to study psychology in college because she wanted to help people with mental health issues.
HONEST CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
While talking about mental health is still relatively taboo, especially for the extremely conservative, these days, more and more people are speaking up about it. So, it’s admirable that someone in the position like Liza dedicated her first podcast for that topic and for it to be discussed in an unfiltered manner. Her podcast serves as another safe space for people to talk mental health.
“Hosting is not something i’m really comfortable with but when @yassipressman introduced me to the people behind @mindyoumhs and I learned about their mission to further develop the mental health landscape of the Philippines, I immediately knew I wanted to be involved,” shared the star in an Instagram post. Open Mind won’t just be Liza talking as the show will also feature a series of guests. Based on the show’s trailer, those guest stars include Christine Reyes, Gab Valenciano, Enrique Gil, and more.
For the show’s first episode, Liza invited Yassi Pressman where she opens up about she handles being in the public spotlight, her relationships, and everything in between. The insightful one hour episode is worth the listen. New episodes of Open Mind will drop every week and you can catch it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other podcast streaming services.