BREAKING NEWS: Harry speaks about how he dealt with Meghan feeling suicidal and the importance of saying ‘you’re not alone’ as he reunites with Oprah for town hall episode reflecting on their 5-part Apple TV series on mental health
- Prince Harry and Oprah reunited for a town hall episode following the conclusion of their Apple+ TV series on mental health
- The pair spoke about suicide, with the Prince encouraging those who were feeling suicidal to speak to loved ones
- He also told Oprah that the most important thing a loved one could do is to reassure a suicidal person that they are ‘not alone’
Prince Harry has spoken candidly about suicide during a bonus episode of his Apple+ TV series, which was released on Thursday night.
Speaking with Oprah during a town-hall episode of The Me You Can’t See, the Prince stated that he now feels more confident when learning how to respond to someone who says they are thinking about ending their own lives.
‘So many people are afraid of being on the receiving end of that conversation because they don’t feel like they have the right tools to give the right advice,’ Harry stated.
‘But what you [want] to say is “You’re there”. Listen, because listening and being part of that conversation is without doubt the best first step that you can take.’
It comes after Harry earlier confessed in the series that he did not know how to deal with learning that his wife, Meghan Markle, was feeling suicidal.
The Duchess told Harry she wanted to kill herself shortly before an engagement at Royal Albert Hall in January 2019.
‘I’m somewhat ashamed of the way that I dealt with it,’ he stated.
‘And of course, because of the system that we were in and the responsibilities and the duties that we had, we had a quick cuddle and then we had to get changed to jump in a convoy with a police escort and drive to the Royal Albert Hall for a charity event. Then step out into a wall of cameras and pretend as though everything’s okay.’
Prince Harry has spoken candidly about how he dealt with learning Meghan Markle was feeling suicidal during a new episode of his Apple+ TV series
Harry and Meghan are pictured on January 16, 2019 – the night she told him she was suicidal