The royal family's charming PSA on mental health is a must-watch.

'Mental health is just as important as physical health.'

If you thought President Obama meeting Prince George in his bathrobe was peak royal family cuteness, I have news for you.

Photo by Nicky J. Sims/Getty Images for Royal Foundation.


Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, pulled on bright blue headbands last week to snap a few pics.

And it, too, was pure delight.


Photo by Nicky J. Sims/Getty Images for Royal Foundation.

It's like they're trying to kill us with cuteness or something.

OK, so maybe the headbands aren't George-meeting-Obama-level adorable. But they're definitely still smile-inducing, right?

William, Kate, and Harry sported the headbands to show their support for a new campaign focused on mental health.

Heads Together — an initiative launched by seven U.K.-based mental health nonprofits — is aimed at breaking down stigma on the issue and raising funds and awareness for charities moving the discussion forward. The campaign is the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year, which is pretty epic.

The royal family spoke out on the topic near and dear to their hearts in a promotional video for the campaign.

As Kate notes in the video, mental health should be a top priority.

GIF via Heads Together/YouTube.

Harry says that each one of us has a role in making progress.

GIF via Heads Together/YouTube.

And William thinks change is possible if we work as one.

GIF via Heads Together/YouTube.

The royal family chose to focus on mental illness because it's a quiet crisis that intersects with so many other causes they care about.

Nearly one-fifth of American adults — over 43 million people — was living with some form of mental illness in 2014 according to the National Institute of Mental Health. And unfortunately, many of these folks are "challenged doubly" because they not only live with the innate struggles of their illness but also face the harmful stereotypes that create a stigma around their experiences.

This stigma prevents many people from opening up and seeking help when it comes to their mental health.

Kate chats with others who are involved in the Heads Together campaign. Photo by Nicky J. Sims/Getty Images for Royal Foundation.

Mental illness isn't an exclusive issue either, a spokesperson for William, Kate, and Harry told Us Weekly — it plays a major role in so many others:

"Through their work with young people, emergency response, homeless charities, and with veterans, Their Royal Highnesses have seen time and time again that unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges."

Promoting mental health may be serious business to the royal family...

...but that doesn't mean there isn't time for some laughs, too.

GIFs via Heads Together/YouTube.

Clearly, adorableness is a prerequisite to being royalty.

Watch the Heads Together campaign video below:

You can learn more about mental illness and how you can get help here.

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Andy Grammer, the pop singer and songwriter behind feel-good tunes like "Keep Your Head Up," "Back Home," and "Don't Give Up on Me," has a new album out—and it is seriously fabulous. Titled simply "Naive," Grammer says it's "all about how seeing the good in todays world can feel like a rebellious act."

"I wrote this album for the light bringers," Grammer shared on Facebook. "The people who choose to see the good even in the overwhelming chaos of the bad. The smilers who fight brick by brick to build an authentic smile everyday, even when it seems like an impossible thing to do. For those who have been marginalized as 'sweet' or 'cute' or 'less powerful' for being overly positive. To me optimism is a war to be fought, possibly the most important one. If I am speaking to you and you are relating to it then know I made this album for you. You are my tribe. I love you and I hope it serves you. Don't let the world turn down your shine, we all so badly need it."

Reading that, it's easy to think maybe he really is naive, but Grammer's positivity isn't due to nothing difficult ever happening in his life. His mom, Kathy, died of breast cancer when Grammer was 25. He and his mother were very close, and her life and death had a huge impact on him.

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Service dogs are invaluable to their owners because they are able to help in so many different ways.

They're trained to retrieve dropped Items, open and close doors, help their owners remove their clothes, transport medications, navigate busy areas such as airports, provide visual assistance, and even give psychological help.

The service dog trainers at K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs in Canada want those who require service dogs to live the fullest life possible, so they're training dogs on how to attend a theatrical performance.

The adorable photos of the dogs made their way to social media where they quickly went viral.

On August 15, a dozen dogs from Golden Retrievers to poodles, were treated to a performance of "Billy Elliott" at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. This was a special "relaxed performance" featuring quieter sound effects and lighting, designed for those with sensory issues.

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"It's important to prepare the dogs for any activity the handler may like to attend," Laura Mackenzie, owner and head trainer at K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs, told CBC.

"The theater gives us the opportunity to expose the dogs to different stimuli such as lights, loud noises, and movement of varying degrees," she continued. "The dogs must remain relaxed in tight quarters for an extended period of time."

The dogs got to enjoy the show from their own seats and took a break with everyone else during intermission. They were able to familiarize themselves with the theater experience so they know how to navigate through crowds and fit into tight bathroom stalls.

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via Stratford Festival / Twitter


via Stratford Festival / Twitter

"About a dozen dogs came to our relaxed performance, and they were all extremely well-behaved," says Stratford Festival spokesperson Ann Swerdfager. "I was in the lobby when they came in, then they took their seats, then got out of their seats at intermission and went back — all of the things we learn as humans when we start going to the theater."

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The dogs' great performance at the trial run means that people who require service animals can have the freedom to enjoy special experiences like going to the theater.

"It's wonderful that going to the theater is considered one of the things that you want to train a service dog for, rather than thinking that theater is out of reach for people who require a service animal, because it isn't," Swerdfager said.

The Stratford Festival runs through Nov. 10 and features productions of "The Merry Wives of Windsor," "The Neverending Story," "Othello," "Billy Elliot," "Little Shop of Horrors," "The Crucible" and more.

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