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Prince Harry opens a mental health fight in Invictus Games closing ceremony

Prince Harry said in speech to his invigus series Invictus Games that the success of athletes is to "accept mental…

Prince Harry said in speech to his invigus series Invictus Games that the success of athletes is to “accept mental health ” is the real key to recovery. “Harry then referred his own battle after his death’s death.

” I’ve been there, you’ve been there and we have to reach out to those who can never even imagine that place Harry said: “Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are in Sydney who promote Invictus Games, which Harry launched in 201

4 for wounded veterans. About 500 participants from 18 nations participated in the games involving 11 custom sports , BBC News reports.

“Our competitors have helped to make mental health issues from a sad story to an inspirational,” said Harry. “They want to live instead of just living.”

 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke of Sussex, at Invictus Games Sydney Finals Ceremony

Prince of Britain and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, attending Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Finals Ceremony in Sydney, Australia October 27, 2018.

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The Prince said that while Invictus competitors were often called heroes or legends, they were just ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things and reminding everyone that no challenge is too difficult to overcome.

Harry and his brother, Prince William and son-in-law, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, launched the Heads-Together campaign in 2016 to crush the stigmatization of mental health. Harry and William have opened earlier about their grief after their mother’s death.

Harry and Meghan, four months pregnant, are currently on a 16-day tour. They have also visited Fiji and Tonga on their tour.

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