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Britain's young royals promote conversation on mental health

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/30/2017
Undated handout photo of Britain's Prince William, left, Kate Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry wearing charity headbands issued by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Price Harry. The three royals are spearheading a campaign to encourage people to talk openly about mental health issues. The young royals released 10 films Thursday as part of their Heads Together campaign to change the national conversation on mental health. (The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Price Harry via AP) © The Associated Press Undated handout photo of Britain's Prince William, left, Kate Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry wearing charity headbands issued by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Price Harry. The three royals are spearheading a campaign to encourage people to talk openly about mental health issues. The young royals released 10 films Thursday as part of their Heads Together campaign to change the national conversation on mental health. (The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Price Harry via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Prince William, his wife Kate and his brother Prince Harry are spearheading a campaign to encourage people to talk openly about mental health issues.

The young royals released 10 films Thursday as part of their Heads Together campaign to change the national conversation on mental health.

The videos feature celebrities and members of the public talking about the breakthrough conversation that helped them come to terms with their mental health problems.

The former England cricket captain Andrew Flintoff and former Prime Minister Tony Blair's spin doctor, Alastair Campbell, are among those seen speaking about their experiences of anxiety or depression.

The royals said in a statement they hope the stigma surrounding mental health problems can be lifted. They urged people to talk more openly about these issues.

"When you realize that mental health problems affect your friends, neighbors, children and spouses, the walls of judgment and prejudice around these issues begin to fall," they said.

The films can be viewed on the Heads Together website and YouTube page and are promoted on Facebook, Twitter and Google.

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