Prince William, Kate Middleton Promote Awareness for Mental Health Needs

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Prince William and Kate Middleton attended an event to promote awareness for mental health issues, marking World Mental Health Day. The event, held at London's Harrow College, featured young people who suffered from mental health issues, and now volunteer for Mind in Harrow and an anti-stigma campaign called Time to Change.

It is said to be very important to Prince William and his wife to build both awareness and understanding of mental health illnesses. Prince William recently took part in an anti-bullying class run by the Diana Awards charity. The Duchess of Cambridge recently visited the Anna Freud Centre in London, where children suffering from mental illnesses are helped.

"We are delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining Mind to celebrate this year’s World Mental Health Day. Their support will shine a spotlight on mental health and we hope it will spark conversations in households across the country, amplifying the vital message that it’s time to talk about mental health," the CEO of Mind, Paul Farmer, said." We hope it will encourage people to think about the little things we can all do to make a difference to anyone experiencing a mental health problem."

"The Duke and Duchess are committed to raising awareness about the mental health problems faced by young people and we are grateful that they have chosen to champion Mind’s work. We hope it will inspire a new generation of young people to not be afraid or ashamed to talk about mental health problems," he added.

Prince William does a wonderful job of carrying on the legacy of his late mother, Princess Diana. He and Kate Middleton are said to be very real people and to be very much like Princess Diana in their charity works.

Both Prince William and his wife will surely pass this wonderful legacy of compassion on to their own children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.