With his work on Head Together, a mental health campaign he founded with Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry helped to change the national conversation in Britain around mental well-being. Now living in California, Harry is now aiming toward global change.
With his new position at the mental health-focused startup Better Up, as well as a role at the Aspen Institute, Harry is continuing to focus on two things that defined his work as a royal: mental health and media disinformation. According to a close source to the royal, it’s only the beginning.
“Harry is dedicated to using his platform to elevate the issue and importance of better mental health,” the source said. “You will see him doing more around this subject, particularly within the tech industry which is something he is very focused on. It’s a very important area for him and he sees it as a global issue.”
Harry has publicly spoken about his own mental health struggles, revealing how he came close to a full breakdown in his twenties over the death of his mother. In the couple’s recent interview with Oprah Winfrey his wife Meghan Markle also shared her own struggles, including suicidal thoughts while pregnant with Archie—some of which were driven by the negative media coverage she faced. Speaking to James Corden on The Late Late Show, Harry also blamed the “toxic” press coverage for “destroying my mental health.”
With his work at Better Up and at the Aspen Institute,…