View this post on Instagram
Both Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran want to ensure that not just today but every day, you look after yourself, your friends and those around you. There’s no need to suffer in silence - share how you’re feeling, ask how someone is doing and listen for the answer. Be willing to ask for help when you need it and know that we are all in this together. #WMHD Check out the accounts below for more resources and support: @Heads_Together @Calmzone @MentalHealthFoundation @CharityNoPanic @SamaritansCharity @YoungMindsUK @GiveUsAShoutInsta @Childline_official @LetsTalkAboutMentalHealth @Jedfoundation @Pandas_UK @Charitysane @MindCharity @TimeToChangeCampaign @RethinkMentalIllness @MentalHealthMates @ActionHappiness @MHFAEngland @DitchTheLabel @TheBlurtFoundation
"Well, you know, with the jokes and snide comments, I just think it's time we stood up and said, we're not going to take this anymore,'' Ed Sheeran states in the video, as he came over Prince Harry’s house. Sheeran, however, was not on the same page with the prince. "We are ginger and we're gonna fight."
"Slightly awkward,'' Harry replies, realizing that his fellow redhead might not be talking about the same thing. "Maybe a miscommunication, but this is about World Mental Health Day."
"I definitely knew that,'' as Sheeran erases the title of his presentation, which was “Gingers Unite”.
Jokes aside, Harry then turns to the issue that has been a focus for him and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
"Guys, this World Mental Health Day, reach out, make sure that your friends, strangers look out for anybody that might be suffering in silence," he says. "We're all in this together."
His focus on removing the stigma around mental health issues stems from the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car crash when he was 12.
He revealed in 2017 that he began suffering panic attacks following her death and that he eventually sought counseling 20 years later to deal with his grief.
It’s good to raise awareness about mental health issues, and, in my opinion, it’s even better that influential people are bringing this matter and matters like this one on the table.
(Video Credit: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex/ Instagram)