Prince Harry Opens Up About His Mental Health Issues, Why The Prince Decided To Reveal His Issues To The Public [VIDEO]
Prince Henry of Wales, popularly known as Prince Harry, revealed he sought counsel for his suppressed emotions which led to mental health issues leading her mother's death, Princess Diana. Prince Harry was only 12 when his mother died and said that since then, he bottled up all of his emotions.
He said that there were instances when he was almost on the verge of having a complete mental breakdown when all the grief and misconceptions set in, the royalty said in an interview with the
The prince said that losing her mother had some quite serious effects in his personal and professional life. He gave an unprecedented insight into his dark past surrounding mental health issues in the hope that his experience will encourage other people to break the stigma on mental health issues and depression, The Guardian reports.
Harry revealed that because of all the anxieties, questions and lies being full up to the brim, he decided to spend his teenage years and twenties not thinking about Princess Diana. He admitted to having bouts of aggression and turned to boxing to divert his attention and frustration.
Prince Harry had a tough time even with the help of shrinks helping him process his feelings. Eventually, he got support from his brother and friends close to him and decided to talk it out honestly. He said he now feels being able to put up sweat, blood, tears, and a whole lot of honesty to make a difference in helping others.
Marjorie Wallace, founder of the Mental Health Charity Sane said that Prince Harry's revelation and speaking up about his condition from the past has done well than many other campaigns. She said that Harry's speaking up has given a message that feelings kept for too long can cause serious problems but it's never too late to seek help.
Prince Harry, together with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate and William, has set up an organization called 'Heads Together' to change the conversation about mental health. The organization released film clips showing people talking about depression and mental health issues to someone close to them. The campaign is to help fight the stigma surrounding mental health problems.