Prince Harry And Oprah Are Teaming Up On A Docuseries About Mental Health

The Prince has teamed up with Oprah on an issue that's near and dear to his heart.

Prince Harry And Oprah Are Teaming Up On A Docu Series About Mental Health
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Sussex Royal, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official Instagram, announced today that Prince Harry has partnered with Oprah Winfrey on a mental health series debuting on Apple in 2020. The two are co-creators and executive producers of the documentary series which "will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive."

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We are excited to announce that The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey are partners, co-creators and executive producers on their forthcoming mental health series launching on Apple in 2020. The pair have been developing the series for several months and are looking forward to sharing such an important project on this global platform. The dynamic multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive. This commitment builds on The Duke of Sussex’s long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health, where he has candidly shared personal experience and advocated for those who silently suffer, empowering them to get the help and support they deserve. His Royal Highness has spent many years working with communities throughout the UK and young people across the Commonwealth to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and broaden the conversation of mental wellness to accelerate change for a more compassionate, connected and positive society. Quote from HRH: “I truly believe that good mental health - mental fitness - is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. 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. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive - sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”

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Mental health is something Prince Harry has been passionate about in the past. He's been open about the trauma from his mother's passing, and also partnered with his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on Heads Together, a mental health advocacy campaign. 

The Instagram post featured an exclusive quote from Harry, that reads, "I truly believe that good mental health — mental fitness — is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. 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. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive — sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series."

The two reportedly decided to work together after having a discussion about what Harry believed to be the two biggest problems facing the world: climate change and mental wellness. Oprah told Harry about a project she was working on with Apple, and he expressed interest in getting involved — and from there, secret meetings in London ensued. 

We love that these two powerful figures are teaming up for a good cause, and can't wait to learn more about the series as details are released. Stay tuned! 

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