Harry and Oprah’s mental health TV show is about ‘human spirit fighting back’

Harry and Oprah’s mental health TV show is about ‘human spirit fighting back’

The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey’s series addressing mental health will tell tales of the “human spirit fighting back from the darkest places”.

Harry and Winfrey will be co-creators and executive producers of the project for Apple’s streaming service which will launch next year.

The Queen of daytime TV and the Duke of Sussex have met a number of times to discuss the project, with a production team consisting of Asif Kapadia, who directed Senna and Amy, Dawn Porter and Kahane Cooperman, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Oprah Winfrey (Ian West/PA)
Oprah Winfrey (Ian West/PA)

The Duke opened up about his struggles with mental health in the paper in 2017, saying he sought counselling after two years of “total chaos” having spent nearly 20 years “not thinking” about the death of his mother.

Speaking to the paper, Harry said: “When I did your podcast two years ago the response made me realise what an impact sharing my story could have, and what an impact other stories can have for so many who are suffering silently.

“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.

“What I have learnt and I continue to learn in the space of mental health, mental illness and self-awareness is that all roads lead back to our mental wellbeing, how we look after ourselves and each other.”

- Press Association

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