Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, marked Mental Health Awareness Month by talking with teens in their home state of California.
Harry and Meghan met recently with a group of teens from AHA! Santa Barbara, a nonprofit organization that describes itself on its website as working to equip “teenagers, educators, and parents with social and emotional intelligence to dismantle apathy, prevent despair, and interrupt hate-based behavior.”
The nonprofit is located close to Montecito, where the Sussexes now live with their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
Since stepping down from their senior royals roles three years ago, Harry and Meghan have charted their own path in the United States, launching Archewell, which includes their charitable foundation as well as their production and audio companies.
Per a statement shared on the Archewell Foundation website on Monday, May 15, Meghan and Harry visited AHA! Santa Barbara, a local youth group, “to learn firsthand about this generation’s experiences with social media and societal pressures, and how it affects their mental well-being. The couple engaged with these amazing youth in candid conversation, working to find solutions together.”