Mental Health Charities Report Surge In Calls Thanks To Prince Harry

Last week, the royal admitted he 'shut down all his emotions' for 20 years...


by Danielle Fowler |
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According to The Telegraph, mental health charities have noted an increase in interest from the public since Prince Harry opened up about his difficulty to cope following the tragic death of his mother.

Mind reported a 38 percent increase in calls on its information line while Calm, a mental health charity specifically aimed at men, saw their website’s traffic double.

Paul Farmer CBE, chief executive of Mind, told The Telegraph: “It’s inspiring to see Prince Harry speaking out about his experiences. It shows how far we have come in changing public attitudes to mental health that someone so high-profile can open up about something so difficult and personal.”

He continued: "A number of callers specifically mentioned the impact the Royal family had on their decision to call, and said they felt it was important in helping to tackle stigma which sadly still surrounds mental health, which might otherwise prevent them for asking for support.”

Prince Harry and Kate Middleton support runners at the London Marathon ©Getty

Harry is not the only royal to speak candidly out about his mental health battle however, as Prince William and Kate Middleton joined him in an honest conversation last week. In a video exclusively produced for their mental health campaign, Heads Together, they discussed everything from bereavement to parenthood.

Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton cheer on runners at the London Marathon ©Getty

Then yesterday, the royals cheered on runners in the London Marathon after encouraging them to don a blue headband in support of Heads Together.

And the charity has also noted a surge in interest, reporting a 2,300 percent increase in comparison to last month.

For more information on mental health, please visit Heads Together.

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