Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran, arguably two of the most famous male redheads in the world, collaborated on a video posted on the @SussexRoyal Instagram page yesterday. The video begins with Sheeran meeting with Prince Harry to discuss an issue he thinks they both have in common: being bullied for having red hair.
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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. #WMHD Check out the accounts below for more resources and support: @Heads_Together @Calmzone @MentalHealthFoundation @CharityNoPanic @SamaritansCharity @YoungMindsUK @GiveUsAShoutInsta @Childline_official @LetsTalkAboutMentalHealth @Jedfoundation @Pandas_UK @Charitysane @MindCharity @TimeToChangeCampaign @RethinkMentalIllness @MentalHealthMates @ActionHappiness @MHFAEngland @DitchTheLabel @TheBlurtFoundation
Harry seems a bit confused saying, “This is slightly awkward. There may have been a miscommunication — this is about World Mental Health Day?”
They both get serious with what the message of the video was all about by Harry saying, “Reach out, make sure your friends, strangers, look out for anybody that might be suffering in silence. We’re all in this together.”
Both Prince William and Prince Harry have spoken out about how the loss of their mother, Prince Diana, has affected their mental health. Harry and Megan have made mental health a focus of their tours over the last year to South Africa and Australia.
Mental health awareness is important for everyone, especially if you’ve been bullied for your red hair. Share your stories with us below and on social media. Rock it like a Redhead!
Listen to Episode 6, Season 2 of the How to be a Redhead podcast with CEO of Stomp Out Bullying below: