Prince Harry is preparing to open up even more about his struggles, this time in a live-streamed conversation with trauma expert Dr. Gabor Maté.
The event, billed as an “intimate conversation,” will take place on Saturday and viewers can ask questions in real-time.
Tickets to the event come with a copy of Harry’s memoir. In a statement, Maté said that the discussion will focus on personal healing and the impact of emotional loss, with the hope of sparking a wider conversation about mental health.
Maté’s background is in dealing with childhood development, trauma, and the potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health. This makes him an ideal choice to speak with Prince Harry, who has been open about the impact of losing his mother, Princess Diana, at a young age.
While Maté has faced some criticism for promoting the use of the plant-based psychedelic ayahuasca as a way to treat addiction, his expertise in trauma and its effects is widely recognized.
Join us on Saturday, March 4th for a virtual live conversation between Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex and Dr. Gabor Maté, renowned speaker and author of THE MYTH OF NORMAL: TRAUMA, ILLNESS, AND HEALING IN A TOXIC CULTURE. pic.twitter.com/F06gT630Bz
— Dr. Gabor Maté (@DrGaborMate) February 25, 2023
Prince Harry has already been candid about his mental health struggles in his memoir and in “The Me You Can’t See,” the Apple TV+ series he co-produced with Oprah Winfrey. This conversation with Maté is sure to delve even deeper into his experiences.
In a lighter vein, some fans are hoping that Harry and Maté might discuss the recent “South Park” episode that mocked Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.
While the couple has not commented on the episode, it would be interesting to hear their thoughts on the matter.
Ultimately, the conversation with Dr. Maté is an important step in Prince Harry’s ongoing effort to raise awareness about mental health issues and the importance of seeking help.
As he writes in his memoir, “The experience of traumatic events… can leave a person feeling helpless, powerless, and vulnerable. It can make them feel as if they are alone in the world, with no one to turn to for help.”
By sharing his own experiences and speaking with experts like Dr. Maté, Prince Harry is hoping to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage others to seek the support they need.