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    Oprah Has Only Gone And Teamed Up With Prince Bloomin' Harry For A Documentary Series About Mental Health

    “I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self."

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    Oprah Winfrey arrives at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

    Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey will collaborate to produce a series of mental health documentaries as part of her newly announced deal with Apple TV.

    The news was confirmed in a post on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's official Instagram account along with a statement that revealed Prince Harry and Oprah had been developing the series for "several months."

    "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 Instagram post read.

    The series will focus on "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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    Prince Harry listens to youth ambassadors during a visit on April 3 to YMCA South Ealing to learn more about their work on mental health and see how they are providing support to young people in the area.

    The Duke of Sussex said in a statement: “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.”

    And then Oprah replied: "Delighted to be partnering with you. Hope we shed a lot of Light. And change some lives!"

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    The high-profile partnership is described as a continuation of Prince Harry's longstanding commitment to raising awareness on the stigmas around mental health. He has spoken recently about the effects directly in his own life.

    During a visit to Australia, Prince Harry said in a highly personal speech: "You need to know a part of being strong and tough is having the courage to ask for help when you need it.

    “You must not silently suffer. You are all in this together and if I may speak personally we are all in this together, because asking for help was one of the best decisions that I ever made."

    Prince Harry, alongside his brother Prince William, are the driving force behind Heads Together, a mental health initiative they launched in 2017.

    Ade Onibada is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Ade Onibada at ade.onibada@buzzfeed.com.

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