— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 18, 2017
The Royal family has been making headlines of late for their activism on behalf of mental health. Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are huge supporters of Place2Be, an organization devoted to children’s mental health, and last year, William, Kate, and Prince Harry launched the Heads Together campaign, which aims to “Help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.”
Most recently, Prince Harry did an interview with The Telegraph, in which he revealed that after years of not dealing with the death of his mother, Princess Diana, he had sought counseling.
Lady Gaga has also gotten involved in the cause. Back in December, she wrote an open letter about her struggles with PTSD. Now, she and Prince William have teamed up for a video as a part of their #OKToSay series where they talk frankly on FaceTime about mental health, which was posted today by Kensington Palace.
“There’s a lot of shame attached to mental illness. You feel like something is wrong with you,” said Gaga.
William said, “It’s okay to have this conversation. It’s really important to have this conversation… It’s so important to break open that fear and that taboo.”
Watch the entire video above.
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