Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry Crafting Series About Mental Health

April 12, 2019
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Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry are teaming up to talk about mental health.

Winfrey and the Duke of Sussex are partners, co-creators and executive producers of the series that will launch on Apple in 2020. The documentary, which includes several parts, will discuss both mental health and mental wellness.

The goal of the series is to inspire 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,” Kensington Palace said in an Instagram post.

Prince Henry has worked to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by talking to communities throughout the United Kingdom.

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“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,” Prince Henry said in a statement.

In a comment on the Palace’s post, Winfrey, who attended Prince Henry’s wedding, said “Delighted to be partnering with you. Hope we shed a lot of Light. And change some lives!”

Soccer star David Beckham chimed in, writing “This kind of conversation is so important to how we live our lives on a daily basis.”

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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