“I truly believe that good mental health — mental fitness — is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self,” Harry said. “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.” Winfrey told him about the series she was working on for Apple, upon which he expressed his interest in getting involved.”He said at the end of the conversation ‘If there is anything I can do to help…” she recalled. The pair held secret meetings in London to pull the project together, she said.
“Our hope is that it will have an impact on reducing the stigma and allowing people to know that they are not alone, allowing people to speak up about it and being able to identify it for themselves and in their friends,” Winfrey said.
The TV star also addressed the treatment her friend Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has received in the press as Harry’s wife, noting that she thinks it is unfair. The TV series will build on Harry’s longstanding commitment to tackling mental health issues and raising awareness of mental illness. He launched the “Heads Together” mental health campaign in 2017 alongside his brother, Prince William.