Lady Gaga FaceTimes Prince William In Moving Discussion About Mental Health
Unlikely duo Lady Gaga and Prince William are teaming up to raise awareness about mental health.
The pair got chatting over FaceTime in a bid to get more people talking about the important issue.
Heads Together, a foundation set up by Prince William, his wife Kate, and Prince Harry, is aiming to end the prejudice attached to mental health.
Their latest “#oktosay campaign” encourages people to be more open about how they’re feeling, and who better to get on board than pop queen Lady Gaga?
The 31-year old has spoken out about suffering from PTSD in the past.
So the Duke of Cambridge reached out to her to ask her to get on board with his latest campaign.
Their video chat – which streamed live on the Royal family’s Facebook – saw them discuss ending the stigma around mental health.
The Duke of Cambridge explained, ‘it’s so important to break open that fear and that taboo’.
While Gaga acknowledged people ‘are not hiding anymore’.
Gaga’s open letter in 2016 saw her discuss her battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after being raped at the age of 19.
On the other hand, William has been a huge support to younger brother Prince Harry.
Harry hasn’t dealt with his mother Princess Diana’s, sudden death in 1997 very well.
Being just a young boy at the time, Harry is thought to have bottled up his grief for years.
He is finally opening up and seeking counselling for his issues thanks to William’s help.
The 34-year old hopes his children, George and Charlotte, will openly talk about their emotions as they get older.
The fact so many public figures, from the Royal family to rappers like Stormzy, are opening up about mental health is slowly changing society’s stigma.
William also expressed,
The recent interview with Stormzy about his depression was incredibly powerful. [It] will help young men feel that it’s a sign of strength to talk about and look after your mind as well as your body.
Watch William and Gaga’s chat below: