William-Gaga talk mental health
Prince William has brought Lady Gaga on board with his efforts to persuade people to be more open about their mental health and crush the stigma associated with the issue. The heir to the throne released a video on Tuesday in which he speaks with the pop superstar in a FaceTime call from his home in London to hers in Los Angeles.
William says it is “time that everyone speaks up and really feels very normal about mental health. It’s the same as physical health.”
Lady Gaga says that talking more openly about mental health would allow people to feel like “we are not hiding anymore.” William, his wife the Duchess of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry have made mental health a focus of their charitable work.
Prince Harry recently revealed in an interview with The Telegraph that he “shut down all his emotions” for almost two decades after losing his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, despite his brother, Prince William, trying to persuade him to seek help. Disclosing that he has spoken to a professional about his mental health, he describes how he only began to address his grief when he was 28 after feeling “on the verge of punching someone” and facing anxiety during royal engagements, wrote Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness.
A Royal cause close to their hearts: Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are spearheading a campaign to encourage people to talk openly about mental health issues