- The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey are teaming up to create a documentary series about mental health.
- The show is being created for Apple, and will cover the challenges and daily struggles people experience with their mental health.
- The idea is to open up the conversation about mental health, and help people understand each other better.
- Prince Harry said he hoped the series would be “positive, enlightening, and inclusive.”
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The Duke of Sussex is teaming up with Oprah Winfrey to create a documentary series for Apple about mental health and wellness, Kensington Palace announced on Wednesday.
The idea behind the series is to encourage viewers to talk about the challenges and daily struggles that might be troubling them – a topic close to Prince Harry’s heart. In 2017, he opened up about how he shut down all of his emotions after his mother, Princess Diana, suddenly died when he was just 12 years old. He also recently spoke about the potential mental health implications of social media and of the video game “Fortnite.”
Prince Harry has worked with veterans for many years with the Invictus Games Foundation and the Endeavour Fund, and campaigned for men and women in the armed forces to get the best mental health care. Also, together with the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, he launched Heads Together, which is a mental health initiative that aims to help people feel more comfortable in being honest about their everyday mental wellbeing.
As well as opening up conversations, the new documentary show aims to equip people who normally suffer in silence with the “tools to thrive, rather than to simply survive,” according to a press release from Kensington Palace.
“I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self,” The Duke of Sussex said in a statement.
“It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times.”
He added that he hopes the series will be “positive, enlightening, and inclusive,” by sharing “stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places,” in order to help everyone understand those around them better.
“I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series which we have been developing together for several months,” he said.
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