An astonishing revelation by Prince Harry revealed that he sought counseling after enduring two years of total chaos while he was still struggling in his late twenties to come to terms with the death of his mother.
Prince Harry revealed that he shut down all his emotions for almost two decades after losing his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Harry’s brother, Prince William, tried to persuade him to seek help.
Harry said that he had spoken to a professional about his mental health and that he only began to address his grief when he was 28 after feeling.
He expressed the serious effect that his mother death had on his personal and professional life. He also said that living in the public eye left him feeling that he was close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions.
The Prince, who is now 32 revealed that he sought help from counsellors and even engaged in boxing, adding that he now feels that he’s better positioned in life.
His decision to give an extraordinary insight into his past intends to encourage people to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues they face in life.
The Prince has spoken to Bryony Gordon for the first episode of her podcast, Mad World. Gordon will interview high-profile guests about their mental health experiences.
Heads Together is a charity that promotes good mental well-being. The charity was set-up by the Prince together with his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Prince Harry’s mother died when he was 12. Harry points out in the podcast that he spent his teenage years and twenties having shutdown his emotions, adding that it had a serious effect on his personal life and work as well.
Surprisingly, the Prince said that he has been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions. He also revealed that he had been to a shrink to offload his thoughts. He also admitted that he struggled with aggression adding that he turned to boxing as an outlet for his frustration.
The Prince also mentioned that after opening up to people, experience showed him that he was part of a big club. The Prince and the Duke will commemorate the 20th anniversary of their mother’s death, commissioning a statue and presenting awards in her name to honor the kindness, compassion and service that she had.