Prince Harry Speaks About Supporting Meghan Markle Through Her Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts
British Royal family news reveals Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex opens up seeking help from the royal family when his wife, Meghan Markle, was experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Furthering The Conversation On Mental Health, Harry’s Docuseries Dropped A New Companion Episode
After the successful premiere of his and Oprah’s Apple TV+ docuseries The Me You Can’t See, Harry is continuing the candid conversations about mental health in a new companion episode called The Me You Can’t See: A Path Forward.
The series which also featured various other celebrities including Lady Gaga and Glenn Close, saw Harry discuss several topics from his experience with panic attacks, coping with the loss of his mother, and starting therapy.
Harry Admitted To Seeking Help From The Royal Family When Meghan Was Struggling With Suicidal Thoughts
In one such vulnerable revelation, the Duke of Sussex spoke of what Meghan’s struggles during her time in the royal family taught him about supporting a loved one experiencing suicidal thoughts.
He said, “I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning, whatever, it is just got met with total silence, total neglect. We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job. But Meghan was struggling.”
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He Encouraged People To Simply Listen And Be There For Loved Ones Going Through Their Mental Health Struggles
Speaking about the importance of being there for your loved ones through their struggles, he continued, “So many people are afraid of being on the receiving end of that conversation because they don’t feel like they have the right tools to give the right advice.”
He added, “But what you [want] to say is you’re there. Listen, because listening and being part of that conversation is, without doubt, the best first step that you can take.”
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