Prince William Opens Up About Mental Health

Prince William and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre, London, 26 Apr 2018. Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9643807t)

The Royals are just like us.

Members of the House of Windsor may live castles, wear crowns on occasion, and be subjected to many more rules than their subjects, but that does not prevent them from experiencing conditions like mental illness.

Whilst attending the launch of a new project called Mental Health at Work, Prince William detailed his own struggles with mental wellness.

The initiative was established by the Heads Together charity which was founded by the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Catherine, and brother Prince Harry.

William, who worked as an air ambulance pilot for 2 years, said, “I took a lot home without realizing it. You see [so] many sad things every day that you think life is like that. The attrition builds up and you never really have the opportunity to offload anything if you’re not careful… You’re human and a lot of people forget the battles, you have shut it off to do the job — but ultimately something pierces the armor.”

The 36-year-old encouraged those in power positions to take responsibility and make it known that help is available so that people do not suffer in silence.

Hear, hear.