Lady Gaga talks to Prince William about PTSD and mental illness
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 17:21
Lady Gaga opened up about her struggles with mental illness in a Facetime conversation with Prince William. "You feel like something it's wrong with you", Lady Gaga said from her kitchen in Los Angeles. "And in my life I go, 'Oh my goodness, look at all these attractive, wonderful things that I have and I should be so happy'". "It's so important to break open that fear and that taboo, which is only going to lead to more problems down the line", Prince William explains in the video. She said: "We have to make the strongest, most relentless attempt to normalise mental health issue so that people feel they can come forward".
Prince William ended the conversation by asking her to visit his royal residence Kensington Palace when she visits London on tour later this year.
Lady Gaga brings her own experience working as a mental health advocate.
Harry may not have revealed details of his personal struggles before the interview, but he's made mental health a key initiative for nearly a year.
When the Duke asked if she'd like to "get our heads together about how much more we can do to tackle this" while she's over in the United Kingdom touring later this year, Gaga responded enthusiastically.
"Because of the process that I've been through over the last 2½-3 years, I've now been able to take my work seriously, be able to take my private life seriously as well, and be able to put blood, sweat and tears into the things that really make a difference", he said. There is a lot of shame attached to mental illness.
He has talked publicly for the first time about the mental health struggles he faced following his mother's health in the hope it will help others overcome their own grief.
At the Marathon Expo, being held at the ExCeL centre in London's Docklands, Harry, who is Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, also handed out special edition Heads Together headbands.
Prince William and Lady Gaga have arranged to meet in October to continue with their campaign.
It comes after Prime Minister Theresa May praised Prince Harry for his bravery in revealing that he sought counselling to come to terms with the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. People that you think would never have a problem do.