In a powerful and candid new Netflix series titled “Heart of Invictus,” Prince Harry opens up about his struggles with trauma and mental health after returning from his military service in Afghanistan.
The documentary, released as part of Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions, focuses on the Invictus Games, a paralympic-style sporting event for injured and sick military personnel and veterans.
Harry’s own experiences as a soldier and his personal journey to healing form the heart of the narrative.
Challenges After Returning from Afghanistan
Prince Harry reveals that after returning from Afghanistan in 2008, he faced significant challenges with his mental health and lacked a support network to help him navigate his trauma.
He acknowledges that he didn’t have the support structure, network, or expert advice to identify and address his struggles.
He shares that therapy often becomes a consideration only when individuals are at their lowest points, lying on the floor in a vulnerable state.
Impact of His Mother’s Death
Harry also addresses the impact of losing his mother, Princess Diana, at a young age.
He explains that the trauma from her death wasn’t discussed, and he suppressed his emotions for years.
It wasn’t until later in life that he began to face the emotional turmoil that had been building up inside him.
Founding the Invictus Games
The series delves into the origins of the Invictus Games, which Harry founded as a way to provide a platform for veterans to heal through sports and camaraderie.
The documentary portrays the athletes’ struggles and triumphs, highlighting their resilience and determination to overcome challenges.
Meghan’s Support and Participation
While the series primarily centers on Prince Harry’s journey, Meghan Markle also makes several appearances, offering support to her husband and the Invictus Games.
Meghan’s contributions are noted, but the focus remains on Harry’s personal story and the impact of the Invictus Games on the participants and their families.
Impact and Future
The documentary sheds light on Prince Harry’s efforts to destigmatize mental health issues and promote mental fitness, both in the military and society at large.
It emphasizes the importance of community and support networks for individuals dealing with trauma.’
The series has been released ahead of the upcoming Invictus Games, underscoring the significance of the event as a symbol of healing, resilience, and unity for veterans and their families.
“Heart of Invictus” is now available for streaming on Netflix.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn