Shaunna Murphy
January 13, 2017 10:28 am
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Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly love them even more, royals Harry, William, and Kate are making a mental health documentary, proving once again how dedicated the golden trio are to ending stigmas about mental illness — and helping those who suffer find better treatment.

People confirms that Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Price Harry, will further their passion for the subject by working with presenter Nick Knowles on a documentary for the BBC leading up to the London Marathon in April. Which makes sense, as the trio’s passion project Heads Together is the event’s charity partner, with beneficiaries and charities that exist under the organization’s umbrella (there are currently eight) set to run.

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All three Windsors have been widely praised for sinking their teeth into mental health concerns, especially since the royal family has historically been known to keep a stiff upper lip about such issues. Last summer William and Kate visited a helpline for parents who are struggling to support their children’s emotional health called Young Minds, with Kate commenting on “just how normal it is” to face such concerns.

And just this week, Kate spent time at London’s Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, which focuses on early intervention for young children with mental health issues.

While Kate has chosen the wellbeing of families and young people as her top concern, William has sunk his teeth into male suicide prevention, working with charities like Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to “develop a resource to equip all men with an understanding of how to identify and support other men who are down, depressed or suicidal.”

He took on the issue because one of his first calls at East Anglia’s air ambulance service was to a young man who had committed suicide, and he fears that we live in a “macho world” and “wants to see what he can do to help encourage men to ask for help.”

Only time will tell what Harry’s pet cause will be — we’re sure he’ll pick something great — but no matter what, we’re so happy to see the royals ditching the stiff upper lip, and instead deciding to make a difference.

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