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Prince Harry & Oprah Reveal the Breakthrough Moment They Shared While Filming Their New Docuseries 'The Me You Can't See'

Prince Harry & Oprah Reveal the Breakthrough Moment They Shared While Filming Their New Docuseries 'The Me You Can't See'

Prince Harry and Oprah are giving an inside look into the process of creating their new docuseries The Me You Can’t See.

The pair spoke with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts about the show on Friday (May 21).

Find out more inside…

Harry reflected on their interview with Zak Williams, who has become an advocate for mental health in the seven years since his father Robin Williams died by suicide.

Zak‘s story a classic example, and the sort of parallel thread between what happened with him at his age and what happened to me at my age, it’s remarkably similar,” he said. “But there was one thing that he said in a follow-up conversation, which was his service to others has helped heal him, and I think that was a really key moment for Oprah, myself, and Zak… to go, ‘Wow, this, it’s true.’”

“Stigma thrives on silence,” he added. “So as long as it thrives on silence, the best that we can all do collectively is continue to talk and share stories that are so relatable to so many people around the world.”

Oprah said that her hope is that people will gain a better perspective on mental health through the series, adding that “mental fitness is a spectrum and that we’re all on the spectrum.”

“In the United States specifically, one out of five people admit to some kind of mental health struggle so that means that everybody is or knows somebody who is going through something,” she said. “So I know that one of the lessons in 25 years of listening to people’s stories is that everybody wants to be heard, they want to be seen, they want to know that they matter.”

She also shared that she thinks Harry‘s openness in talking about his own mental health struggles regarding the death of his mother at a young age will encourage others to address their own grief and trauma.

“I think lots of people have been through grief, particularly this year … and have not been able to grieve properly,” she explained. “So I think hearing someone like Harry talk about it or hearing other people share how their inability to really step into the moment and do the grieving in a way that could be helpful to them at the time allows other people to see themselves.”

During an episode of the series, Harry revealed that he had used drugs and alcohol to cope with his mother’s passing.

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