I was just watching the news and saw something really exciting, I had to share.
A video has been released of Prince William and Lady Gaga FaceTiming — he in the United Kingdom and she across the ocean, at home in her kitchen. The issue they discussed?
How great is that? These two high-profile people are addressing the need to have conversations about mental health. You can see their FaceTime call here.
Prince William and Lady Gaga are trying to encourage more people to be open about mental illness. Their talk is part of the #oktosay Heads Together film series.
Lady Gaga recently admitted she has post traumatic stress disorder. She’s been speaking out about her challenges and the importance of not being ashamed of having a mental illness.
The Royal Family — the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry — is committed to improving mental health issues, and has begun an initiative called Heads Together. It’s a campaign to raise awareness of mental health and to end the stigma.
This past week, Prince Harry opened up about his twenty year struggle with mental health issues after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. He says he had attacks of panic and rage, and has needed therapy to come to terms with it.
“It’s time that everyone speaks up and really feels very normal about mental health. It’s the same as physical health. Everybody has mental health and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it and just having a conversation with a friend or family member can really make such a difference.” ~Prince William
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