Prince Harry: Normalising Counselling

Prince Harry has spoken out about his mother Diana’s death, and how nearly 20 years later, he finally sought help.

 

Despite trends suggesting a reduction in mental health stigmatisation (BACP), there is still a negative stigma towards counselling. Prince Harry, who has been promoting the Heads Together mental health campaign, has attempted to reduce this stigma by talking about his own experiences.

Harry’s brother, the Duke of Cambridge, told him he needed to seek help rather than pretend their mothers death hadn’t affected him. Harry claims this counselling and boxing helped him to deal with a grief he buried for a long time. Hopefully people speaking out can help end the stigma of seeking help for mental health reasons.

 

Sources:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39618169

http://www.bacp.co.uk/media/?newsId=3506

[Picture: Prince Harry was 12 when his mother died. He is seen here with Princess Diana and Prince William in 1991, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39618169 ]

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