Wil­liam-Gaga talk men­tal health

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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

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