What The Royals and Lady Gaga Have to Say About Mental Health

What The Royals and Lady Gaga Have to Say About Mental Health

Even the rich and famous struggle with it and are talking about it…over FaceTime.

Over the past few days, the internet has been abuzz with Prince Harry opening up about his mental health issues. Specifically, he’s shared his emotional struggle with his mom’s death.

The infamous Princess Diana died in a controversial car crash when her youngest son was just 12 years old.

Prince Harry says that he shut down his emotions when it happened. He didn’t really take a good look at how he was feeling until 20 years later, when he began to struggle in his personal and professional life.

Exactly how the prince faltered and how his life suffered hasn’t been detailed. The red-headed royal was known for his over-the-top partying in earlier years though, and some have cited anger issues as a challenge.

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So, how have things changed? The Royals now seem to be overcoming their problems and networking together for a better tomorrow.

Today, Lady Gaga joined Prince William’s older brother, Prince William, in an informal FaceTime call to talk openly about mental health. The two agreed that sharing with a friend, a family member or a professional about feelings and thoughts that are hard to handle on your own, is a great first step.

Lady-Gaga suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and opened up about her struggles in the news this past December. Her PTSD settled in after she was raped in high school, and is something she still struggles with to this day.

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In an effort to help others, she now visits vulnerable youth and talks openly about her struggles.

For their part, some of the Royals- the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry- have bonded together to start a campaign called Heads Together.

The organization works to end the stigma around mental health, and raises money for the cause.

If you are suffering from mental health problems, know that you’re not alone. Contact the Crisis Text Line or one of these mental health hotlines for help.

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