Oprah Is Partnering with Royalty to Bring Awareness to Mental Health
They are going to be shedding much-needed light on mental well-being.
Oprah is one of the greatest women in the television industry. She has pushed boundaries and broken down walls. She has advocated for women’s rights, good education, and children’s well-being. Now, she is going to be speaking out about mental health. However, this time she’s going to be joined by none other than Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. They will be producers for a series for Apple TV+. It will be a “dynamic multi-part documentary series [that] will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness”.
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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.”
The documentary series is meant to inspire others to have more conversations about mental health, a topic that is often not given enough attention. It is meant to make the conversations more normalized since currently it can be seen as a scary or taboo topic. Prince Harry has opened up about his own experiences and hopes that others will begin to do the same. He and Oprah want to spread awareness and help others understand. It is definitely a much-needed series as a lot of people still don’t know how to approach the subject or open up about what they are going through. We will definitely be supporting this series as soon as it airs and hopes that it will change the way we view mental health and personal well-being as a whole.