Prince Harry said Friday that he can relate to Zak Williams — the eldest son of the late Robin Williams — as the two men both struggled with mental health after the loss of a parent.
The Duke of Sussex said on “Good Morning America” that he and Oprah Winfrey experienced a “key moment” while speaking with Zak, who said serving others has helped him cope with his own trauma.
“Zak’s story is a classic example in the sort of the parallel thread between what happened with him at his age and what happened to me at my age, it’s remarkably similar,” Harry told “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts. “There was one thing that he said in a follow-up conversation, which was [that] his service to others, has helped heal him.
“And I think that was a really key moment for Oprah, myself and Zak … for us to go, wow,” he added. “It’s true, Oprah, in your career. It’s been true for me and I started the Invictus Games [in 2014].
“To be able to create something to watch other people heal is part of our own healing process, and I think that compassionate element of being able to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes and be able … to help in a healing process is absolutely critical.”
Zak revealed on “The Dr. Oz show” last year that he struggled with depression and addiction…