Prince Harry And Oprah Are Making A TV Series About Mental Health

Prince Harry and Oprah are joining forces with Apple to release a mental health documentary series in 2020. 

The Duke of Sussex made the announcement on his newly-launched Instagram account on Wednesday night.

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

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Harry and Oprah have been developing the series for "several months" and will be "co-creators and executive producers", according to the Instagram post.

"I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series," he said.

Last month, Winfrey appeared onstage at the launch of Apple TV Plus announcing she would be working on two documentaries for the upcoming streaming service.

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The Duke of Sussex has worked at length in the mental health space in recent years, speaking about his personal experience surrounding the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

"He has candidly shared personal experience and advocated for those who silently suffer, empowering them to get the help and support they deserve," the Instagram post read.

"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."

Oprah attended the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Image: Getty

Winfrey, too, has shared her own experience of anxiety and depression.

At the time of writing, she has not yet commented on the partnership with the Duke.

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