Prince Harry & Ed Sheeran hilariously make fun of their ‘ginger hair’ in message for World Mental Health Day
A very happy World Mental Health Day to everyone out there. And now for a message from two of your favorite ‘Gingers’, their word not ours.
Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran poke fun at their ginger hair in a new video for World Mental Health Day – and they might have bonded over their ginger status in the process!
In a video shared on the Sussex Royal Instagram page, the two sit down at a table, Sheeran pulls out his laptop and believes he is talking with Harry about an issue they have in common — being teased for having red hair.
“I’ve been trying to write a song about this to get it out to more people,” the music star tells the Duke of Sussex. “People just don’t understand what it’s like for people like us — with the jokes and the snide comments. I just feel like it’s time we stood up and said, ‘We are ginger, and we are going to fight.’”
Harry then steps in to correct him, “Um, okay. This is slightly awkward. There may have been a miscommunication — this is about World Mental Health Day?”
“Yeah of course,” Sheeran replies, as the camera moves to show him deleting the phrase “GINGERS UNITE” from his laptop.
The dynamic duo then turn to the serious message: “Guys, this World Mental Health Day, reach out, make sure that your friends, strangers, look out for anybody that might be suffering in silence,” Harry said directly to the camera. “We’re all in this together.”
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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
The post includes links to more than one dozen accounts for mental health and support and the caption, “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.”
Prince Harry has been open about his struggles with mental health and has made mental wellness one of the key causes he champions.
“I think most of the stigma is around mental illness we need to separate the two … mental health which is every single one of us and mental illness which could be every single one of us,” Harry said during his recent tour of Africa with Meghan.
The royals have been outspoken advocates of increasing mental health awareness and breaking the stigma of mental health since launching Heads Together in May 2016.
William and Harry have spoken very candidly since then about the loss of their mother, Princess Diana, in 1997 and how it has affected their mental health in the years since.
Long story short, it’s ok not to be ok, and it’s ok to fall down – just don’t stay there.
Whether you’re being bullied, dealing with the loss of a loved one, going through a breakup, or just feeling sad for no reason, always remember to ask for help. It’s not a weakness to seek help, it actually takes an incredible amount of courage and strength to do so.
The mind is a powerful thing, be sure to put good things in it. Happy World Mental Health Day!