There’s a lot of “Hot Issue” topics flying about these days – whether it be the current political situation, the economic climate, human rights or the horrific damage we are doing to our world just by existing and being ignorant about it. There is one hot issue however that for me, personally, trumps every other out there… and that is the issue of our own Mental Health.
ANYWAY, not only I am not the only one who cares about mental health, but as it turns out, literally two of my favorite celebrities on the entire planet are now going to be advocating for it too. Yep, that’s right folks, both Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey have reportedly confirmed that they will be collaborating with each other in order to produce a series of mental health documentaries as part of a recently announced deal with Apple TV.
Prince Harry AND Oprah Winfrey. I’ll just give you a second so that the greatness of this collaboration can truly sink in.
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This glorious news was recently confirmed during a post which appeared on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Instagram account. A statement revealed the UK’s cheeky red-haired Prince Harry and the USA’s very own global treasure Oprah had in fact been developing this series for “several months”.
…Just when you thought nothing could beat David Attenborough’s Our Planet… am I right!?
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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 series will apparently be focusing on the ever-so-important task of “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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