Despite popular belief, stars are regular people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and many more mental illnesses. These people in the spotlight are working to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness by speaking out for those who don’t have a voice or sharing the story of their own struggles.
Prince William Encourages People To Speak Up
Prince William has launched a new national campaign encouraging young people to speak up when they’re struggling with mental illness. He said, “Mental health is not a dirty word – we all have mental health like we do physical health, good or ill.” In 2017, the Prince even spoke with British GQ about his own struggles with grief after the death of his mother. “It has taken me almost 20 years to get to that stage,” William said. “I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw. And also it is not like most people’s grief because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her.”