You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Prince William and other celebs open up about mental health

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 57: In a time when mental illness is more prevalent than ever, breaking the stigma around issues like depression, anxiety, and various disorders can be a matter of life and death. Our society worships celebrities and it puts them in a position of immense influence. Many celebrities are now using their platforms to destigmatize mental illness and share that they experience the same struggles as everyone else. Prince William recently appeared in a short film alongside two emergency workers to discuss the difficulties of their job. The Duke of Cambridge has experience as a first responder thanks to his days serving as a Search and Rescue pilot in the RAF, after which he worked as an air ambulance pilot. He recounted how some of the situations he dealt with haunted him, particularly when he had to attend to a child. "So, for me, it was the relation of my personal life with the family or the incident I was at. I found that very difficult. There were a number of times when I had to take myself away because I was just getting too involved in it, and feeling it." He advised that "going to talk to someone else after the event was really important. But it continues — it doesn't leave you there, you just manage it better."Prince William has opened up about how his work on the frontlines affected his mental health in the past. On this occasion, he is trying to raise awareness and ensure better mental health support for emergency workers, who have had a particularly difficult time during the pandemic.  Take a look through the gallery and find out which other celebrities are courageously opening up to the public about their experiences with mental health, and learn more about the signs and symptoms so you can help raise awareness too.

Prince William and other celebs open up about mental health

In a time when mental illness is more prevalent than ever, breaking the stigma around issues like depression, anxiety, and various disorders can be a matter of life and death. Our society worships celebrities and it puts them in a position of immense influence. Many celebrities are now using their platforms to destigmatize mental illness and share that they experience the same struggles as everyone else. 

Prince William recently appeared in a short film alongside two emergency workers to discuss the difficulties of their job. The Duke of Cambridge has experience as a first responder thanks to his days serving as a Search and Rescue pilot in the RAF, after which he worked as an air ambulance pilot. He recounted how some of the situations he dealt with haunted him, particularly when he had to attend to a child. "So, for me, it was the relation of my personal life with the family or the incident I was at. I found that very difficult. There were a number of times when I had to take myself away because I was just getting too involved in it, and feeling it." He advised that "going to talk to someone else after the event was really important. But it continues — it doesn't leave you there, you just manage it better."

Prince William has opened up about how his work on the frontlines affected his mental health in the past. On this occasion, he is trying to raise awareness and ensure better mental health support for emergency workers, who have had a particularly difficult time during the pandemic.  

Take a look through the gallery and find out which other celebrities are courageously opening up to the public about their experiences with mental health, and learn more about the signs and symptoms so you can help raise awareness too.

© Getty Images

More from StarInsiders

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon