Last week, Prince Harry was spending time in Denmark and used his platform to focus on one of his main subjects, mental health. His visit included a trip to the Lagkagehuset bakery in Copenhagen, which is when he took the opportunity to discuss the connections between excessive social media usage on the mental health of young people.
More specifically, Prince Harry was speaking with ambassadors of the One of Us campaign, who work with particularly young people in order to aid them with any mental health issues they may have.
The prince, along with his brother Prince William and his sister-in-law Kate Middleton, have all been especially active on this topic, and it’s commonly known to center a lot of their public activism. The three have even helped push along the Heads Together group, which helps put an emphasis on reducing the negative connotations surrounding mental health as a whole.
“People are spending far too much time online and it’s like a mental running machine that they can’t get off. You wouldn’t put your body through such a workout,” Prince Harry mentioned during the event at Lagkagehuset. “I’m the last person to say ban it but people are suffering from mental fatigue and getting burnt out. We all need to talk to each other more,” he added.
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Earlier last month, all three of the royal family members attended a World Mental Health Day function where Prince Harry acknowledged that everyone needs to do more to begin “new partnerships to support better conversations in schools and workplaces” in order to monitor the effects of mental health more closely.