Prince Harry gets emotional in the powerful new trailer for mental health documentary
The first trailer for Prince Harry’s documentary – The Me You Can’t See – was released yesterday, and it looks extremely powerful.
The documentary, which he worked on with Oprah Winfrey, examines mental health from a number of perspectives and features several big names, including Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, and NBA player DeMar DeRozan. The Me You Can’t See also includes an interview with Fawzi, a Syrian refugee.
The two and half minute trailer was released on Archewell, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle’s website. It includes heart-breaking footage of a young Harry attending the funeral of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
In the trailer’s voice-over, Harry talks about the importance of seeking and accepting help in relation to mental health. Footage suggests Harry will revisit the trauma of his mother’s death in the series on mental health
He says: “To make that decision to receive help is not a sign of weakness. In today’s world, more than ever, it is a sign of strength.”
Harry and Winfrey are the co-creators and executive producers of the project. The Sussex Archewell website says they will guide “honest discussions about mental health and emotional wellbeing while opening up about their personal journeys and struggles”.
This isn’t the first time Harry has spoken publicly about mental health. During an appearance on The Armchair Expert Podcast, Harry said that when he started therapy, it was like “the bubble was burst”.
He also spoke about how he wishes to avoid passing any “pain or suffering” onto his children.
He told the podcast hosts: “I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody but certainly when it comes to parenting if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents suffered. I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on.
“We as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.'”