The UK’s favorite redheads came together to create a hilarious – and moving – video for World Mental Health Day.
World Mental Health Day is a campaign to end the stigma of mental illnesses and to help people find support for their challenges with mental health. This year’s theme is suicide prevention.
The royal family is involved in supporting the day and providing resources. Prince Harry will also spend the day with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, meeting young people in Nottingham doing projects to improve well being. He also will also discuss mental health at Nottingham Academy and share his experiences during the Epic Partners Nurture Session Talks.
A few days ago, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Duchess Kate were part of a TV ad advocating positive mental health.
In the video, Ed Sheeran believes that he’s meeting with the prince for a charity about red hair. Before long, the prince clarifies that they’re meeting for World Mental Health Day.
At the beginning of the video, Prince Harry says, “For me, this is a subject of a conversation that’s not talked about enough. I think people all over the world are really suffering.”
In spite of the joke, there’s also a serious message. Sheeran says, “People just don’t understand what it’s like for people like us. With the jokes and the snide comments. I just think it’s time we stood up and said we’re not going to take this anymore.”
While he’s talking about being a ginger, some of that message rings true for mental health issues — people may not understand, or people might feel like they’re not understood.
They close the video saying, “Reach out, make sure that your friends, strangers, look out for anybody who might be suffering in silence. We’re all in this together.”
The caption of the video reads, “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.”