As part of the ongoing public awareness being given to mental health issues, Oprah Winfrey and Britain’s Prince Harry have decided to partner to produce an Apple documentary on the issue.
Harry prioritized mental health education because of his personal experience with it, almost falling into depression at 12 years of age in the aftermath of his mother, Princess Diana’s death.
Harry’s frank disclosures about his own torment helped to break down some of the current British taboos over discussion of mental health issues in public.
He and Winfrey, one of the world’s most influential media moguls, have been working on the project for a few months.
“I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self,” Harry said in a statement.
“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 joined Apple on stage in March when it launched streaming television services and announced a global book club and two documentaries.