Thanks to their dedication, however, the prince said eventually “some very brave people came forward, from celebrities and from normal people who decided this was really important, and they bravely took on the task of speaking out about mental health.” Chief among them was Lady Gaga, who opened up about her mental health struggles alongside Prince William in an emotional video.
Prince William also took the opportunity to call upon his experience as an air ambulance pilot, saying, “I get very emotional about it because it relates very closely to my children, and so it is very hard to talk about it.”Although he didn’t explain specifically how his children tie in, we do know they were born around the time he was in active service.
William continued to reflect on the emotional pain his experience brought, saying, “I just felt that the most important thing was understanding and realizing it was there…I might’ve gone into my shell a bit and gone, ‘I can deal with this myself,’ and then potentially, down the line, it manifests itself in a much worse situation. So I very much thought that this was an important thing.”
We definitely agree, William.