Prince William said the tipping point for him in understanding how men struggle to deal with mental health problems came with his work with the East Anglian air ambulance. Clicking HereMy first callout was to a male suicide and I was told there were five suicides or attempted suicides every day in East Anglia alone. The interview with the princes is part of a campaign to encourage better communication about mental health issues. It follows Harrys revelations that he sought counselling after coming close to a breakdown over the death of his mother and had two years of total chaos that led him to process his grief. The interview, with CALMzine, published by the Campaign Against Living Miserably, is for a special edition before the London Marathon, during which the princes and the Duchess of Cambridge will cheer on runners taking part for their mental health campaign, Heads Together, which is the charity of the year for the marathon. Talking about how men often feel it was a sign of weakness to discuss their mental health, William said: There may be a time and a place for the stiff upper lip, but not at the expense of your health. The recent interview by Stormzy about his depression was incredibly powerful and will help young men feel that its a sign of strength to talk about and look after your mind as well as your body. He said he hoped subsequent generations would find it more normal to talk about their emotions. Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings. Harry, who served two tours of Afghanistan with the army and who actively campaigned to raise awareness of mental health issues within the military, believed progress was being made.
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