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Prince William opens up about his mental health

Red (UK) logo Red (UK) 14/09/2018 Shannon Barbour

a man wearing a suit and tie © VICTORIA JONES - PA IMAGES - Getty Images While speaking at the launch of the Mental Health at Work project, which seeks to promote dialogue about mental health in the workplace, Prince William opened up about his struggle with mental health. 

Before William became a full-time royal in 2017, he was a pilot in the Royal Air Force and an air ambulance pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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At the Bristol event, Prince William said, "I took a lot home without realising it. You see [so] many sad things every day that you think life is like that." He added, "You're always dealing with despair and sadness and injury. The attrition builds up and you never really have the opportunity to offload anything if you're not careful."

Related: Prince William launches Bristol mental health campaign (Provided by ITN News)


The project launch comes after a UK study showed that 48 per cent of employees have experienced mental health struggles at work. The Duke of Cambridge also spoke about how important it is to seek help and look out for your own health. "You're human and a lot of people forget the battles, you have shut it off to do the job-but ultimately something pierces the armour," he said.

The Mental Health at Work website also provides information and tools that people can use to discuss mental health with their employers and coworkers.

If you or someone you know needs help, please text Crisis Text Line at 741741, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Related: 13 things you shouldn't say to someone who is struggling with their mental health (Provided by Insider)


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