The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have released ten videos as part of the Heads Together mental health campaign. The films feature people from all walks of life talking, often with the person that they first opened up to, about the life changing conversation that helped them cope with their mental health problems – from anxiety, alcoholism and depression through to loneliness, trauma and bereavement.
Prince William and Lady Gaga have joined forces to encourage more people to have an open conversation about mental health as part of the Heads Together #oktosay film series.
“I feel like we are not hiding anymore. We’re starting to talk,” Gaga said.
“Absolutely. It’s time that everyone speaks up and really feels very normal about mental health. It’s the same as physical health,” William shared, adding, “Just having a conversation with a friend or family member can really make such a difference.”
For Gaga, she hopes her honesty can help others who are struggling.
“Even though it was hard,” she explained, “it was the best thing that could come out of my mental illness, was to share it with other people and let our generation, as well as other generations, know that if you are feeling not well in your mind, that you’re not alone, and that people that you think would never have a problem do.”
You can learn more about the Heads Together campaign here.