No Shame in Receiving Help.

This week, on TV and radio, Princes William and Harry reiterated the shock and grief they experienced at the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in 1997. That they experienced shock and grief is totally understandable, but the broader context of the interviews is the help they sought and received in order to grieve and come to terms with the loss of their mother. Both princes received counselling and found it beneficial.

William and Harry stated openly this week that there’s no shame in receiving help for a mental health issue. Both pointed out that mental health issues are prevalent in society and that there’s a greater openness and understanding that mental health issues can affect almost anyone over the course of a lifetime. Equally important is that there’s effective treatment for a wide range of mental health issues and no one need suffer needlessly in shame of seeking help.