A couple of years ago, Prince Harry joined the ever-growing list of high-profile public figures who are opening up about their mental health struggles. “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life, but my work as well,” Harry said on a podcast for The Daily Telegraph. Now Harry and Oprah Winfrey are teaming up on a series for Apple TV+ that will debut next year, and the whole focus will be on mental health, People reports.
The Duke of Sussex and Winfrey will work alongside each other as co-creators and executive producers, according to the People report, with the goal of highlighting the “human spirit fighting back from the darkest places.” Harry said that once he realized the impact that sharing his own struggles had on people, he wanted to give others a chance to tell their stories, too — to help anyone who may be suffering silently. “What I have learned and continue to learn in the space of mental health, mental illness, and self-awareness is that all roads lead back to our mental well-being how we look after ourselves and each other,” Harry said. “If the viewers can relate to the pain and perhaps the experience, then it could save lives, as we will focus on prevention and positive outcomes,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
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