Prince Harry has spoken candidly about suicide during a bonus episode of his Apple+ TV series on mental health.
Speaking with Oprah during a town-hall episode of their series, 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 [about suicide] because they don’t feel like they have the right tools to give the right advice,’ Harry told Oprah.
‘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 stated 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.
‘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