Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talk about mental health. They join the conversations, they help to work to end stigma that surrounds mental health and they open up the conversation for the rest of us.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made it clear that they are passionate about many things. For Meghan, it’s all about empowering and educating girls and women, while Harry is always striving to continue his late mother’s legacy with his work in Africa raising AIDS and HIV awareness and ridding the world of mines, as well as his baby (no, not Archie), the Invictus Games, and what it does for injured, wounded and sick servicemen and women.
Together, the Sussexes are devoted to mental health. The self-care movement is growing and the two royals have been an important part of that. Harry and Meghan stand by the belief that communication is crucial and talking about it — and listening for and to it — is essential to help normalize the issue.
Here are all the ways Harry and Meghan got real about mental health and helped make it a regular part of everyday conversation — working to normalize attitudes around it.
Duchess Meghan gets real
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Amplifying mental health awareness
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Making a statement
Harry then thanked fans for their support, adding that while it "may not seem like it, we really need it."
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Where the real problems lie
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Supporting mental health for boys and men
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Amplifying mental health resources in New Zealand
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Supporting mental health locally
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Raising awareness, raising money
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Secret meeting with folks living with PTSD
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Harry gets real
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