Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry’s Film Series on Awareness to Mental Health [VIDEO]
The British royalties, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry, launched a film series that discusses mental health. The film encourages people to talk about their mental health and the series is called, #OKtoSay.
The royal campaign is part of their work with Heads Together and it is a fight to reduce the stigma which surrounds cases on mental health. The film also showcases support to young people, veterans, and homeless who are struggling to find balance with their psychological well-being, the Good Life reports.
The initiative on mental health awareness was launched in early 2016, but the videos were only released last Thursday. Each video is a clip from where a person, who is suffering from a mental illness, relies on a conversation for the first with a loved one or a friend. Issues range from substance abuse, to grief, and depression.
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry said in a statement that attitudes to mental health are at a tipping point and that they hope these films could show how simple conversations can make a big difference; that conversations and opening up are okay; and that conversations can change the direction of an entire life, the Vanity Fair said in an article.
As of the moment, 12 videos on #OKtoSay is available on the organization's YouTube page, Heads Together .
One clip features a former soccer player, Rio Ferdinand, talking to his business partner about how he dealt with the grief he suffered after his wife died from breast cancer in 2015. Another was about Adwoa Aboah, a model, who talks to her mother and discussed the events of her attempted suicide and he she slowly coped with her bipolar disorder and depression symptoms.
The three royals asked from people to share the videos with family and friends, and join the national conversation on mental health as the weeks progress on.