Prince William, Lady Gaga Go 'Mental' On FaceTime For Mental Health [VIDEO]
As part of the campaign to end the stigma on seeking help for mental health issues, Prince William released a video this week of a conversation with Lady Gaga over FaceTime. Get to know more details about it, here.
Heads Together Campaign And Lady Gaga
The members of the royal family have always been involved in charities but this is the first time that the focus is on mental health. Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge have formed the Heads Together campaign, which aims to change the national conversation and get people to ask for help in dealing with psychological problems, The Irish Independent reported.
It is not surprising that Lady Gaga willingly joined the campaign, as she herself made an announcement in 2014 that she suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. She believes that Prince William's campaign will foster the culture of openness and that it tells people who suffer from psychological disorders, that it can happen to anybody and they are not alone, the Associated Press reported.
The Heads Together organization is also supported by the prince's brother, Prince Harry, who also revealed earlier this year that he sought professional help to cope with the death of their mother, Princess Diana. The support of the royals on mental health issues help the charities working on it gain media attention. People are more inclined to listen when the royals or people of such stature reveal their problems.
Lady Gaga's Further Involvement In Campaign
Lady Gaga is scheduled to meet with the royals in Oct. in the UK, so they could plan for what they called the strongest campaign, that having psychological issues will come across as normal. Also, to tell people to not be ashamed to come forward and admit that they have certain issues.
Heads Together advocates that it is okay to talk about emotional distress and to seek help when needed. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have stated that they want their children to grow up feeling that it is okay to talk about their emotions.