Prince Harry said in speech for the closing ceremony of histhat the secret of success for athletes is "accept it is the true key to recovery. " After the death of his mother, Diana.
"I've been there, you've been there, and now we need to reach those who can never imagine themselves in that place," Harry said.
Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are in Sydney promoting the Invictus Games, which Harry started in 2014 for wounded veterans. Some 500 competitors from 18 nations participated in the games, which include 11 adapted sports, reports BBC News.
"Our competitors have helped turn the mental health problem from a sad story to an inspiring one," Harry said. "They want to live instead of being alive."
The prince said that while Invictus' competitors often called themselves heroes or legends, they were ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things and reminded everyone that no challenge is too hard to overcome.
Harry and his brother, Prince William, and his sister-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, threw theIn 2016 to end the stigma of talking about mental health. Harry and William have opened up in the past about their pain after the death of their mother.
Harry and Meghan, who is four months pregnant, are currently on a 16-day tour. They have also visited Fiji and Tonga on their tour.
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