[avatar user=”krupakshimehta” size=”thumbnail” align=”left”]By Krupakshi Mehta[/avatar]
Prince Harry, in a recent interview to promote his mental health series, co- produced with Oprah Winfrey ,opened up about his mental health. In “The Me You Can’t See” he talks about his first time with a therapist. It was before his marriage, when he was dating Meghan Markle. She encouraged him to see a therapist, taking his anger management issues into consideration. He went under EMDR therapy, fully aware that his anxiety was the result of his anger against media in handling his mother’s death. It is a five part documentary, which will take us through Prince Harry and Winfrey’s personal experiences.
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It was in this interview where Prince Harry was seen opening up about how his return to London felt like a test to him. Winfrey shared the story of her traumatized childhood. She spoke of a childhood full of heart wrenching incidents of being whipped by her grandmother and raped by her cousin.
One cannot believe that these two personalities of great power and dignity , the Duke of Sussex and the influential American talk show host, Oprah Winfrey would have undergone mental health issues.
Prince Harry, in this series talks how his mother’s death is one of the important force behind his decision to leave his title. His father, Prince Charles‘ advice, to get used to media attention didn’t make any sense to him. Prince Harry was seen drawing parallels between his wife, Meghan Markle’s contemplating suicide, and his mother, Princess Diana’s death in car crash . Princess Diana was running away from paparazzi. To which he said, ” My mother was chased to her death when she was in a relationship with someone who wasn’t white, and now look what’s happened”, where he was referring to Dodi Fayed, Princess Diana’s boyfriend’s death.
The production deals of the series were signed with Netflix and Spotify. It was released today on Apple TV+. The series is supposed to be a guide to emotional health and emotional well- being.