Modern Health & Naomi Osaka’s Hana Kuma Launch Mental Health Focused Video Podcast Series “Can’t Wait To Hear From You”

“Can’t Wait to Hear From You” features intimate conversations about the mental health journeys and inner voices of guests, including Bozoma Saint John, Katelyn Ohashi, and Kendrick Sampson

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Series Sizzle

“I am so excited to be officially launching Can’t Wait to Hear from You,” said Naomi Osaka. “It’s such an impactful series where we openly talk about mental health. Since speaking out about my own experiences, I’ve felt so much empowerment in my vulnerability, and I’ve received so much love and support from my close circle, my fans, and Modern Health. I want others to feel the same and I hope this video podcast series will encourage them to have open discussions and feel less shame.”

“Mental health as a topic has always faced stigma, and that is something we are on a mission to change,” said Alyson Watson, founder & CEO of Modern Health. “By showcasing vulnerable and intimate conversations with high-profile business leaders, sports personalities, actors, and activists, we aim to normalize this topic and underscore the power of aligning your inner voice with your personal purpose.”

The series will premiere on Thursday, March 28 at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET on Hana Kuma’s YouTube channel, with the first guest entrepreneur, author, and former Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix, Bozoma Saint John. Additional upcoming guests include actor and activist Kendrick Sampson; eight-time All-American and distinguished four-time member of the USA Gymnastics Junior National Team Katelyn Ohashi; founder and CEO of lifestyle brand Market Mike Cherman; entrepreneur and founder of Lyons Wines Chris Lyons; in addition to a special edition episode hosted by Osaka featuring the United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.

This series serves as a continuation of Modern Health’s partnership with Osaka. The company has launched a series of children’s meditations, developed and narrated by the tennis champion, covering important topics, including how to conquer overwhelming feelings and apply skills like self-compassion. Osaka was also featured in Modern Health’s first-ever Family Huddle series, designed to empower families and caregivers to discuss strategies for building positive mental health habits.

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About Modern Health

Modern Health is a comprehensive global mental health solution offering employees access to one-on-one, group, and self-serve digital resources for their emotional, professional, social, financial, and physical well-being needs – all within a single platform. Whether someone wants to proactively manage stress or treat depression, Modern Health guides people to the right care at the right time. Modern Health empowers companies to help all their employees be the best version of themselves and believes in meeting people wherever they are in their mental health journey.

Modern Health is backed by investors like Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, John Doerr, Y Combinator, and Battery Ventures and raised more than $170 million in less than two years, making Modern Health the fastest entirely female-founded company in the U.S. to reach Unicorn status.

About Hana Kuma

Hana Kuma is an Emmy Award-nominated, story-driven, and multicultural creative house co-founded by Naomi Osaka and her longtime agent, Stuart Duguid. Rooted by their name, which means “flower bear” in Japanese, Hana Kuma draws inspiration from Osaka’s Haitian, Japanese, and American upbringing. The media company stays grounded in universally enjoyable themes while exploring juxtapositions across cultures, exposing audiences to an expanded worldview. Hana Kuma is focused on telling honest and joyful stories for an international and multicultural audience that tackle important issues in society while disrupting the default across scripted, unscripted, podcasts, anime, manga, branded, fashion, sports & culture, and digital content. Founded in 2022, Hana Kuma recently spun off from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s The SpringHill Co, which helped incubate the media company.


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