THE Duchess of Cambridge has praised her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, for speaking openly about confronting his mental health issues in a podcast with The Telegraph which aired last weekend. Speaking to a group of primary school teachers at a Kensington Palace reception, the royal said that when setting up the charity Heads Together - in collaboration with Prince Harry and Prince William - the trio were aware that their campaign needed to start at home.
"We all felt that there was very much a campaign to get everyone talking and have these conversations, so we've got to do the same, you know, do the same - so he's been brilliant," she said, reports The Telegraph, agreeing that Prince Harry had been "a real hero to a lot of people".What We Learned From Prince Harry's Most Honest Interview Ever
What We Learned From Prince Harry's Most Honest Interview Ever
The Heads Together campaign, which was established last year, is prominent this week as it is the official sponsor of the London Marathon and has broadcast many of its own initiatives to raise awareness of its important cause. Earlier this week, Prince William released a video on the royal family's Facebook page showing a chat he had with Lady Gaga, after the Prince got in touch with the singer and actress following her open letter about suffering post traumatic stress disorder.
The film was one of 10 to be filmed, featuring people from all walks of life talking about the skills that helped them cope with their own mental-health issues, including anxiety, alcoholism and depression through to loneliness, trauma and bereavement.