Channing Sargent
February 07, 2017 11:58 am
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In some incredibly positive new, Prince William continues to speak openly about mental health, and we’re all ears.

He and Kate Middleton attended the Guild of Health Writers Conference with the Heads Together Campaign on Monday night in London. William delivered an emotional speech about the importance of mental health recognition and treatment.

Prince William first became interested in mental health through his work as an air ambulance pilot.

“Mental health was the great taboo,” he said at the conference. “If you were anxious, it’s because you were weak. If you couldn’t cope with whatever life threw at you, it’s because you were failing.”

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“Successful, strong people don’t suffer like that, do they? But of course — we all do. It’s just that few of us speak about it.”

But it didn’t end there. Prince William went on to address the issue of suicide.

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“My employer, I’m proud to say, knows about the value of normalizing mental health, and treating it with the same respect that we confer on physical health,” he added. “This should be the norm.”

A member of the royal family, and one of the most influential people in the world, is speaking up in the name of mental health. THANK YOU.

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